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Watch: First Footage for Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' in a Teaser Teaser

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November 6, 2012

World War Z Teaser

Another teaser for the teaser. Worst of all, this one is from Entertainment Tonight, meaning it's plagued by the worst kind of graphic overlays and editing mishaps. (Can we please start a petition to boycott any ET premieres?) However, since this is the first finished footage from one highly anticipated upcoming zombie movie, it's worth watching anyway. This teaser footage is for World War Z, the adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie novel starring Brad Pitt as a UN rep recounting the zombie war. And damn there are zombies, hundreds of thousands of millions of them. It might be the best part of this brief 30-sec tease. Take a look!

Here's the first "In 3 Days" teaser footage from ET for Marc Forster's World War Z uploaded on YouTube:

A UN employee racing against time and fate travels the world trying to stop a growing zombie pandemic.

This World War Z movie is directed by German filmmaker Marc Forster, of films Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace and Machine Gun Preacher previously. The screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, State of Play), revised by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek, Prometheus). It's adapted from Max Brooks' beststelling zombie book World War Z. Paramount is adapting this and preparing Marc Forster's World War Z for a release next summer, starting June 21st, 2013, after being delayed from December. Stay tuned for the trailer. First thoughts?

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  • Wolffsrain
    The zombies look horrifying but kind of retarded at the same time the way they just "wave" towards people....
  • http://twitter.com/txshurricane Jim
    Looks horrible!
  • http://mithunonthe.net/ Mithun Divakaran
    I expected this movie to be more 'I Am Legend' like in its pacing, but this preview made it look like a brainless (pun intended) summer blockbuster. I'll wait for the trailer.
  • craig
    the walking dead zombies...on SPEED!! ha im not convinced..:/
  • staatz
    I'm hoping E just got the description wrong, the book was all about and interviewer finding out how every pulled together, not one guy saving the world. The visuals look ok at least.
    • son_et_lumiere
      i don't mind if they change things up from the book to the film; we should expect that from any adaptation. but (as you say) the book's trump card was having a range of completely varied global viewpoints telling different aspects of the same overarching story. you got a real sense of the total global situation, and i don't mean with shots of news reporters on TV. we can't really tell from this Brad-focused teaser's teaser if this still remains, but if it doesn't, then the film-makers have totally missed the point.
  • krrl@
    too animation heavy, looks like a cartoon, not the interesting personal stories the book got into
    • guest@gmail.com
      LOL, the film ain't even out yet. Heck, the trailer ain't even out yet.
      • Tester
        Then why even show scenes then ? I think the dude is entitled to his opinion based on what they decided to show us thus far.. Same concept for a teaser and or trailer
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Mullen/10727616 Justin Mullen
    Fast-moving zombies that move through the streets like a tidal wave? *sigh* How can people miss the point of a great book like WWZ?
    • C:
      Radical Man! All we need now is some cool scenes with a stereotype of a surfer dude on a surfeboard riding the zombie waves.
    • dom
      Just reminded me of what they did wrong with I Am Legend... fast, running hoards of rubber looking zombies - that aint scary just silly and fake! When will they learn.. its what ruined I Am Legend for me and I bet it'll do the same thing here. Its like they cant rely on the actors to bring the worry and intense fear so they go with shit vfx.
      • Calibretto
        exact same opinions. CGI is looks really bad. Man, I was waiting for this so long. Not anymore. Very disappointed :-(
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001236870494 Richie Cunningham
        In the book, I Am Legend, people turned into vampires...not zombies
    • JL
      In Brooks' fiction, fresh zombies move quickly and old zombies are increasingly shambly. And the story is a collection of first hand eyewitness accounts taken verbatim from the survivors themselves. A lot of the descriptions in the book sound like the kinds of things you get from survivors of natural disasters. Sometimes we remember events with more lively details because of the panic they induce at the time. The emotional trauma can warp your memory. Here's hoping those scenes are just depictions of these personal recollections in all their embellished glory.
  • Wafffles
    If I recall correctly this movie got quite poor responses from test groups, right? And a completely reshot ending? I think we're starting to see why. I want a zombie movie, not a tidal wave movie.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Shanks/825447709 Derrick Shanks
    Just terrible. Since when do Zombies roll into a giant tidal wave ball like they are a katamari? Nothing about that is slightly realistic!
    • Jericho
      since zombies are not pain thresh-held people they are not going to stop or slow down in favor of not hurting the one in front of them, now take that concept and apply it to a mass horde that can run......
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Shanks/825447709 Derrick Shanks
        True, but the sheer numbers of the Zombies that would be piled on top of each other in that rolling wave would crush the body's of the zombies. They do not feel pain but they cant move if all the bones are shattered, and the ligaments are severed. If they somehow could move after the wave crushed them, they would not be fast moving anymore, negating the rolling wave.
        • Jericho
          that would involve just a small number repeatedly rolling, since this is a city wide horde i don't see how your comment would apply......
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Shanks/825447709 Derrick Shanks
            You would lose zombies every time the wave pushed forward, they would not all be just stuck into a ball. The body's would still have to move and after you got past a downhill section the perpetual motion would not sustain the wave for a very long time. The body's behind the wave create a debris field of body's that the others have to run over. The may have a unlimited pain threshold but the still have to use there limbs, and running over hundreds of dead crawling thrashing body's would not be a simply task even for a zombie.
          • Cody W
            Talk about over-examination...wow
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Shanks/825447709 Derrick Shanks
            Cant help it, just friendly debate. I am one of those hard core zombie people so I tend to get into the discussions with vigor.
    • Hank
      hahahah this comment made me laugh...please explain a "realistic" zombie scenario?
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Shanks/825447709 Derrick Shanks
        Basic human physiology. How the body could move if the pain threshold of the human was negated, and a virus that has deteriorated the human brain to the base functions of feeding and rage.
        • Hank
          seems as though you're basing this all off of every other zombie movie you've seen
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Shanks/825447709 Derrick Shanks
            Nope, Just the real life make up of a human and what a virus could possibly do to a humans body and mind. I have a lot more faith in a virus infected zombie than a rising from the grave zombie. It is a more plausible situation.
          • nitpicking
            You need to rephrase that. I believe you mean you find it more probable that a zombie apocalypse might come about from a virus outbreak than actual dead rising from the grave. Having faith in such a thing puts the phrase "religious nut" on a whole new level.
      • Rodrigo Font
        Something doesn't necessarily need to be real in real life to be portrayed as real in a movie. Got that?
  • Wara
    No. Just no.
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/AREM16137 Reagan Fabry
    Someone should duct tape the commentator's mouth shut.
    • castingcouch
      Like all of ET's presenters/reporters.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Very strange movement going on there. From what people were saying about the book this doesn't seem to match up. It reminded me a bit of Priest. Giant zombie balls For The Weird!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-White/1458067169 Brad White
    Total departure from the book :-(
  • David Banner
    Huh? WTF is this?! =(
  • guest@gmail.com
    I think it looks fantastic.Who cares about some book. I just want to be entertained.
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Philip-Cinquegrano/100000932639147 Christopher Philip Cinquegrano
      Agreed , every1's making asumptions on a teaser and honestly it looks cool so far. Can't make every1 happy :/
    • grimjob
      Who cares about some book? I don't know, perhaps those who actually read it, and would like a decent adaptation.
      • http://twitter.com/WeAreHolograms Steven Morgan
        Who reads anymore, I am still waiting for the Hollywood adaption of Farenheit with people burning kindles and ipads/s This is not the book at all, I personally will not see it for that reason because I believe my imagination created a better visual picture than this cash grab on zombies movie.
        • grimjob
          Gotta agree with you on that one.
          • http://twitter.com/WeAreHolograms Steven Morgan
            Hollywood is just adapting whatever they choose without any consultation with the Author which is criminal. Ready Player One has me hyped because the Author is also the movie screenplay writer which is how it should be. The author should always be able to play a part in their work. If you don't read than go look at the light show,but know you are missing out on a whole nother imagination world that you can create.
  • http://svalb.org/ Tomb Svalborg
    This is not what the book was about. :(
  • pablo_rajczyk
    The book was lame. Good idea, poor execution. The preview for the preview looks more exciting than the entire novel.
  • http://www.facebook.com/brianriccimoviereview Brian Ricci Movie Review
    Huh? It looks like The Running Of The Zombies. Why are they moving in a mass cloud?
  • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.dallibortolot Nicolas Dalli Bortolot
    brad pitt FOR ME is the one of the best actors picking rols for movies... he always pick something interesting.... i trust on his decision...
  • SLee
    Kind of reminds me of the "I Am Legend" adaptation (the CG does anyway)
  • nightgoat72
    Boooo running zombies...
  • redskulllives
    epic fail
  • LosZombies
    I am offended... Its I Am Legend all over again! -_-
    • grimjob
      I second that.
  • jdog
    Disappointed so far. Great book.
  • NamelessTed
    Wow. That teaser was simply awful. If it didn't have the name "World War Z" attached to it I would have never identified it as relating to the book in any way. I was excited when I first heard the book was being adapted but I think a mini-series would be much better suited.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=512514259 Ahmed Hozayen
    I don't mind the movie at all, i hope it lives up to the hype of the book.
  • mandawg
    I didn't even bother watching it. I 100% agree about using ET as your platform to get the word out. If I made a film, I'd deny them access to it.
  • solarshock
    I have no faith in this adaption. What I have seen so far hasn't changed that. So instead of Pitt's character interviewing survivors of the ZA, he runs around a la Mission Impossible to save his daughter and family from rolling zombie hordes? WUT THE FUCK
  • Xenomorph31
    The zombies are definitely different then the book describes. I was hoping for a more faithful take on the book, but this does not look like it. Maybe it will be better then it looks when it comes out but this needs more polishing.
  • borninatrailer
    Wow that looks like shit. Hopes, they are dashed. Oh, and only tangentially related: "Zone One" by Colson Whitehead was a very enjoyable read. Maybe that can get opted next and turned to rubbish.
  • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.dvps Lucas Silva
    From this preview alone I am quite disappointed. It looks like they just shambled past the (amazing) book. I sincerely hope this tastes better than it looks because right now, it's enough to make Romero's zombies go back to their coffins just so they can turn in their graves. PS: I racked my brrrraaaaains and tried to fit as many puns in this comment as I could. How did I do?
  • http://www.newlaunches.com Dhiram
    Its I am Legend all over again, but this time with lots of guns,
  • Cautious Train
    Bad trailer. That's a shame, I was looking forward to this one. So now I'm just gonna sit tight till someone decides to make Zone One by Colson Whitehead... that was an superb zombie novel.
  • T1103
    Wow! Now i am very pumped!! WWZ doesntnlook like it will disappoint, lets hope it keeps with the book! Teaser trailer tommorrow can't wait
  • Nash
    Getting a bit tired of people trying to show off their intellect by telling movie X is not true to the book. Who cares? If I'd care about books I would be browsing literature.org now wouldn't I?
  • maytheforce
    Nothing can compare to AMC's "The Walking Dead" so what's the point?
  • Payne by name
    Quantum of Solace was an awful film and maybe you could blame the lack of credible story and decent writing on the writers. However the flaws in the actual filming, shakey cam, dodgy CG etc I lay at the feet of the director. And now we have ridiculous running zombies that you'll never really be able to make out because the camera will be bouncing around like an epileptic and the soundtrack (in an attempt to further emulate Danny Boyle's 28 Days later) will be loud and intrusive every time they attack to further remove you from the scene. The zombies will end up being as silly as those ridiculous creations in I am Legend. I've got faith in the writer JMJ but the choice of director just sucks.
  • cpl patchz
    I'm boycotting this movie. Just had to destroy one of the best books ever made. Way disappointed in Pitt even tho fight club is one of my fav films he just had to rape an awesome book. Way to go Hollywood

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