The Super Bowl trailer for the Brad Pitt flick World War Z gives moviegoers a quick look at all sorts of zombie apocalypse-related mayhem.
Although the clip shows a number of horrifying scenarios, viewers really don’t get a good look at what Pitt and his co-stars are up against. Since the movie’s release date is still a ways off, the studio is probably keeping that particular reveal for another trailer.
The film’s plot has been described as follows:
“The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.”
World War Z is based on book by author Max Brooks. Although many fans were initially looking forward to the adaptation, rumors that the story had been overhauled for the big screen left many wondering how faithful it would be the novel.
According to Yahoo! News, the film’s production was littered with problems. In addition to running way over budget, the film had several of its props seized by Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit back in 2011. When the film finally hits theaters, the movie’s budget will have swelled to well over $200 million.
The movie’s production has also taken a toll on the relationship between director Marc Foster and star Brad Pitt. The Inquisitr previously reported that the two have not been on speaking terms because of the problems which arose on the set of the zombie flick.
The Super Bowl spot has been embedded below.
For better or for worse, World War Z is headed to the screen this summer. In addition to Pitt, the movie stars Matthew Fox, Eric West, David Morse, and Mireille Enos. Moviegoers can expect this zombie apocalypse to arrive on June 20.
Are you a fan of the World War Z books? What do you think about the upcoming adaptation?