Is there much to be learned? The main impression you'll come away with is a sense of scale, with wide shots of general devastation and thousands of extras (whether they be real or of the CG kind). The military takes aim as an inexorable wave of zombies breaks over it, and there are several further shots of flowing undead hordes. These are zombies of the fast variety, so there's a lot of running, and several aerial shots of widespread city destruction. And with some serious shades of I Am Legend, there's a destroyed bridge, and what looks like a mass evacuation in the middle of which Pitt is struggling to keep sight of his family.
How faithful the film remains to Max Brooks' excellent novel remains to be seen, but the basic jist involves a zombie pandemic that the narrative tracks from outbreak to global disaster to human fightback. Director Marc Forster (Quantum Of Solace) said in the early days that his offbeat take on the material was along the lines of All The President's Men. But with huge recent rewrites thrashed out by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus) and implemented by Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods), and a massive seven weeks of reshoots this autumn following the main production last year, it's unclear how far the film has drifted from Forster's initial vision.
As we said, there'll be a longer look at a proper trailer later in the week. World War Z is finally released, several months later than initially planned, on June 21 next year.
Kimbob, eally "too far fetched" for a Zombie Apocalypse movie?I haven't read the book, but found that teaser very entertainingand im looking forward to the trailer now,
es it is; if you had read the book you would understand why.
To explain; the book was different to other material about Zombies as it looked at the whole apocalypse from a governmental, medical, satirical point of view. Including doctors notes, interviews with soldiers etc. It treated the apocalypse ser More
Got to say this looks like an awful movie adaption of what is an amazing book. Can't actually see any resemblance to the book at all from this trailer which is sad. The tidal wave of zombies is pretty ridiculous too, too far fetched for me to watch without bursting into a fit of laughter. It looks like a tentacle of the undead reaching up a wall at one point! This is one book to movie adaption I don't think I'll be wasting my time with. More
I dont know how some of the people can dismiss this on account of a few seconds footage, all the bits which are apparently "missing" could all still be in the finished product, we are only seeing a glimpse and it wouldnt be the first time scenes seen in a trailer so not show up in the finished cut AT ALL!
'm not concerned about the bits are missing from the footage; my concern is about the bits that we can see. Looks fackin' awful!! Add to that they have had to go ba More
I dont know how some of the people can dismiss this on account of a few seconds footage, all the bits which are apparently "missing" could all still be in the finished product, we are only seeing a glimpse and it wouldnt be the first time scenes seen in a trailer so not show up in the finished cut AT ALL! More
"Only one man can save the world"? HOW exactly can one man save the world from zombies?
That said, while it looks like they've invented a narrative for the film, it does look like some of the shots in that trailer were similar to the events in the book. And the scale of it looks like no zombie movie i've seen before, so fingers crossed that this turns out to be a cool zombie flick, even if it isn't a great adaptation of the book. More
I gotta agree with some of these comments whole heartedly. it's like some exec just saw the cover of the book and thought, wow cool name, i wonder what Brad Pitt is doing this month. The book illustrated beautiful the unwavering nature of these creatures not through full frontal ferocious attacks but by their ambling, indifferent single mindedness. Im making no comment against the film as such but it really does look totally unrelated to it's source material More
still seems to me that all involved missed a trick when deciding to make a film rather than a tv series. whilst walking dead is good, wwz is the best text from the genre (imo) and a book that i feel cannot translate onto the big screen format. and just where were all the presidents men? More
I'm not usually one for the fast zombies, but the idea that they're like a tidal wave or an army of ants is horribly effective. Hopefully, the reshoots have done the trick and all will be well. I am definitely more interested in this now I've seen some footage. look forward to the proper trailer. More
willy2fly - It is not a case of not liking fast zombies or zombies that now seem to move with unnatural speed and fluidity. It is simply a case that this type of Zombies did not exist in the original literature and more importantly several key areas of the book rely on the zombies being slow moving.
This may well be an 'awesome'or 'epic' Zombie action movie but it seems to bear little to no resemblance to the original source material so the license is wasted. More
What the hell was that?!?! Looks like an awesome zombie film but from the looks of it, this is just fast zombie film with the title of an incredible book. I don't mind when things are a little different from the original, but this just shares a name, and an undead theme. I was so excited about this film after hearing they were going to make a film of World War Z, I never realised it was simply a film CALLED World War Z. Brad Pitt/Marc Foster you have ruined both this year, and next year you fuck More
This looks epic so far. Love the book and cant wait for this movie. A couple of commentators have said they dont like the running zombies and the zombie 'tsunami' seen in the teaser. I think this is fantastic, giving them a unnatural, unstoppable terror often missing from zombie films. Also, theMax Brooks are hyper real so people should consider that the zombies will start out fast (beginning of outbreak) then grow slower as time passes. The book covers the apocalypse from More
This looks epic so far. Love the book and cant wait for this movie. A couple of commentators have said they dont like the running zombies and the zombie 'tsunami' seen in the teaser. I think this is fantastic, giving them a unnatural, unstoppable terror often missing from zombie films. Also, theMax Brooks are hyper real so people should consider that the zombies will start out fast (beginning of outbreak) then grow slower as time passes. The book covers the apocalypse from beginning to end and i More
That looks absolutely f!#?ng fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ive read the book, looking at that footage I dont give a shit if its faithfull to the book. It looks awesome, like aliens meets dawn of the dead- am stunned by just how much that got me excited. Cant wait!!!!!!!! More
I try so hard to not be one of those 'fan boys' that expects everything to be exactly like it is in the graphic novel/comic/book. I appreciate that everything will have a different slight on it on different mediums...but what the fuck was that?! Did Marc Forster actually read the book? I know its only brief footage, but it looks like they have taken one of the finest books written in years, a genuinely scary, satirical look at the modern world and turned it into what looks like I Am Legend 2…wh More
I love this book and I am not one of those 'Oh the missed the smirk from page 127 paragraph 2'. Different mediums can and should have a different take on a story.
In saying that unless this trailer is widely misleading then they have taken the story and stripped in back to 'Zombies' and then changed them to be some kinda Zombie Tsunami. Which basically removes everything that set the book above others in its genre.
What a waste. More
e minor spoilers to the book:How faithful the film remains to Max Brooks excellent novel remains to be seen..." The presence of fast zombies suggests it isn't all that faithful - it's been a couple of years since I last read the book, but I seem to remember the slow speed of the zombies being a key characteristic: both in terms of illustrating the inevitability of them / death catching the survivors and how easy "Zack" is to kill ("They aren't in a rush, so why are you?").
And now we have More