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Watch: Mother Nature is a Serial Killer in New 'World War Z' Featurette

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April 25, 2013
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World War Z

It's pretty damn impressive that the marketing for World War Z has gotten away with not calling the primary threat in the summer blockbuster "zombies." In fact, I'm willing to bet the filmmakers trained everyone to avoid the word so audiences don't roll their eyes at yet another installment in the horror subgenre. But as we've seen, these infected people chasing Brad Pitt are anything but normal zombies. They're likely not even dead (though fans of the book would know better), and this new international featurette seems to indicate that it's more of an act of nature wiping Earth clean of humanity. Watch below!

Here's the new international featurette for Marc Forster's World War Z from Paramount Pictures:

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

World War Z 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) and revised by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek, Prometheus). It's adapted from Max Brooks' beststelling zombie book World War Z. Paramount will release World War Z in theaters on June 21st after being delayed from December last year.

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments

1

So as Marc Foster, the director of this movie, explains... "this movie is NOTHING like the book, but it does have Brad Pitt"

Tester on Apr 25, 2013

2

Haha as a fan of the book this comment cracked me up!

Fidel Reyes on Apr 25, 2013

3

Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt

Oliverjeppe on Apr 25, 2013

4

he he he. It's got Brad Pitt's face so big.

Carpola on Apr 25, 2013

5

I dont know the book and im sure most movie goes will only care if its a good movie or not. Im still not sure. Looks interesting but since "writer" Lindelof "revised" the script it will prolly end like either it was all a dream or the zombies arent Zombies but Aliens. Who knows and to be honest, any movie involving that dip shit, should be boycotted. Yes, Im a hater.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 25, 2013

6

Although I agree with U, I happen to be one of those that did read the book and enjoyed it quite a bit.. So it has always been my hope that the movie would resemble the book in some sort of manner, regardless of how difficult that would be.

Tester on Apr 26, 2013

7

It still looks stupid and I hate what they've done with the source material.

Bearpants on Apr 25, 2013

8

I have a feeling this film is going to flop. They should have just given it a different name since it really has nothing to do with the book besides zombies.

Nifty Films on Apr 25, 2013

9

If we were only so lucky. If they had in fact given it a different name I don't think as many people would have a problem with this flick (including me).

solarshock on Apr 26, 2013

10

Do not want.

Jim on Apr 26, 2013

11

Thats not World War Z...

LosZombies on Apr 26, 2013

12

Summer 2013 Blockbuster Montage is much better

David Banner on Apr 26, 2013

13

for all your purist out there! I like it and it will much better than i am legend...

Avi on Apr 26, 2013

14

There U go, set your sights really high there

Tester on Apr 26, 2013

15

i am legend was a bad movie,simple!

Avi on Apr 26, 2013

16

exactly my point !! asking for Z to be better than Legend is not asking much

Tester on Apr 26, 2013

17

true..

Avi on Apr 26, 2013

18

Wish they didn't reveal that the infected make it over the walls...it was obvious that it was going to happen...but still. It will probably flop...but I'm still going to see it. I like the idea of it, and running zombies are pretty cool. Shambling zombies are epic no argument there...but a running zombie is a little more terrifying simply because I am not a fast runner...so I know I'd be f**ked with a capital F. So I'll see it.

Xerxexx on Apr 26, 2013

19

Why blaming mother nature..when its man made!!

Bob on Apr 26, 2013

20

Wish DiCaprio's company had won the rights bidding. Could they have F'ed this up any more than it likely has been?

borninatrailer on Apr 26, 2013

21

John Carpenter's Vampires much? This doesn't look like it paid any heed to the source material and it looks like garbage. I will save my money and watch an old episode of The Walking Dead if I have a need for zombies. This shouldn't even be a single movie but more of a trilogy if they really wanted to do justice to the source material. This could have been a cool opportunity to gather a great international cast to really delve into the international aspect of the source material. The book might not have been that long but the scope was large. The ways that the various peoples survived the zombie war could have been interesting to see on film if done right. This looks like a poorly done generic zombie flick which honestly there is no more room for since the advent of The Walking Dead. I'm sorry but with a zombie show of that caliber has all but eliminated the need for zombie movies; especially shitty ones.

CMAJ on Apr 27, 2013

22

I just saw this movie yesterday, and as a writer I have to say that anyone who thinks it was bad just has either jaded or very narrow taste in movies. That being said, I didn't read the book so I don't know how it compares, but this movie is one of those rare movies that wasn't all about the special effects and dramatic close ups, no matter how it looks in the trailers. The writing was good, the acting was good, the music was good. It had flow, and was very intense throughout the movie.

Dice on Jun 23, 2013

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