Trailer SPOILERS ahead! Paramount held a special presentation to highlight the studio's 2013 slate of movies. The preview for WORLD WAR Z got some play and is being described by one source as the best of the lot. Check out a full description below for a good idea of what Marc Forster and Brad Pitt have been doing with the Max Brooks novel.
It begins with Brad Pitt's character sitting in traffic with his family. They're busy playing a game when a cop bashes on their window in a panic. Standing near the driver side window, the cop begs Pitt to stay in his vehicle and, soon thereafter, is pummeled by a bus careening out of control. An explosion erupts and a mass of people race down the city streets. Pitt and his family hop into an abandoned RV and we get a glimpse of the world in madness.
Beyond an unusual pair of eyes, we don't get a good look at World War Z's zombies, but the measures the uninfected take to reach safety might further confirm what last year's set footage revealed - that these zombies can run. In the trailer, gigantic hordes of people are scrambling for dear life. They're not just pushing and shoving each other out of the way, rather climbing on top of each other and manically hanging onto a hovering helicopter. In one of the trailer's final shots, there's a mountain of people trying to climb over a wall that must be hundreds of wriggling bodies high.
The material is dark and downright horrifying, not only showing what could happen should the undead invade on a physical level, but also reflecting the societal meltdown that would ensue, and the pure chaos we'd be left with.
So apparently WORLD WAR Z will be not only about the decay of walking corpses, but that of Western Civilization. Sounds good to me! In spite of its production troubles, do you think WORLD WAR Z sounds more promising now?