Trailer: World War Z (2013)

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Trailer: World War Z (2013)

The troubled 2013 film, World War Z, starring Brad Pitt finally gets its first trailer. This is our first look at the story, zombies and marketing of the cinematic adaptation of Max Brooks novel of the same name. This is arguably the highest profile zombie film ever with it being a studio zombie film and with is starring Hollywood’s highest profile male star, the aforementioned Mr. Pitt. This is serious horror business.

The film has run into problems, very much in the public’s eye, with its budget, re-shoots and post production. Critic are already barking at the adaptation, even before the release of this trailer.

The trailer is focused primarily on Brad Pitt’s character and his (and his family’s) escape from Manhattan during the outbreak and subsequently the government’s efforts (with Pitt in tow) to control the zombie apocalypse. The visuals are stunning and Pitt’s star shines bright promising a fantastic zombie yarn.  The visuals of hordes of zombies running over each other to get to their prey is impressive, shocking and unique.

However, the script’s faithfulness to its source material is in question. But, this is an adaptation of that material and should be judged on its own merits.

You too can be that judge, if you like. Check out the trailer for World War Z directed by Marc Foster below. The film also stars Mireille Enos, David Morse and Matthew Fox.

Let us know what you think. Are you excited for this film? Can it overcome its own hurdles with its source material and its own bad press? Will it be a hit or bomb? And, what does it mean for the future of horror films from the studio system?

This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.