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We teased you with a preview previously, now the actual World War Z trailer is out.
The movie is based on the novel "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" and stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane who travels around the world in an attempt to stop a zombie pandemic. World War Z is directed by Marc Forster and will be released on June 21, 2013.
syxxpakk wrote:Why even call it World War Z? I guess to just cash in on the name.
And it's a good title. I was hoping for something that felt a little more docu-drama- interviews with multiple protagonists introducing flashbacks to them during the war. I expect to much out of hollywood apparently.
I get that sometimes you have to change things up. But when you go so far as to change even how the zombies behave, what's the freaking point? IIRC, the zombies in WWZ were shamblers, not running-tidal-waves.
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I generally don't mind when adaptations don't stick closely to the source material. But this just seems to be something COMPLETELY different.
I know the documentary/oral history format of the book would've been difficult to do with so many stories.. but you could've easily done something sort of like the first half of District 9, where they kept cutting into the videotaped interviews, and just maybe followed 1-3 stories rather than dozens.. maybe tying them all together so it'd be a singular story or something, for movie purposes.. but still keeping that oral history/interview format.
Instead, they decided to make a disaster porn movie with really bad CGI on the swarms of zombies, and Brad Pitt out to save the world.
syxxpakk wrote:I get that sometimes you have to change things up. But when you go so far as to change even how the zombies behave, what's the freaking point? IIRC, the zombies in WWZ were shamblers, not running-tidal-waves.
Yeah, the super zombies is my major gripe against this.
I'm kind of bummed they changed it so much, all the different scenarios would have been cool. That said, I think it looks pretty good.