Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
World’s First Look At New Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes Footage
Andy Serkis Caesars the moment
First Clip From Star Wars Rebels
TIE Fighter take down
Max Greenfield Says Hello My Name Is Doris
New Girl star in new comedy
Teaser For Orange Is The New Black Season 2
Piper goes for the throat
Captain America Remains In Command At US Box Office
Rio 2 still second but Transcendence disappoints
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 April 2014
First Teaser For The Captive
Atom Egoyan's new thriller
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Devil's Knot
31 December 2014
Tomorrowland
31 December 2014
Fury
24 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New World War Z Trailer Swarms Online
And the poster has arrived with it

25 March 2013  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

While this latest look at Marc Forster’s World War Z is still heavy on the large-scale chaos we can expect from the adaptation of Max Brooks’ zombie novel, we ‘re also given more of a glimpse into Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane. Have a gander below. 

Lane is a devoted husband and father who also happens to be a top expert on sorting global problems for the UN. When a strange pandemic of the rising undead sweeps the world, Lane is called back into service under protest to help figure out what the hell is going on as huge swathes of the planet's population fall victim to the growing terror.

Everything we’ve seen of the film so far points to a blend of 28 Days Later and Zero Dark Thirty, with Pitt anchoring a huge cast that also includes Mireille Enos, David Morse, James Badge Dale and Elyes Gabel. The latest poster has also landed; you can see that below.

World War Z has itself been fighting a battle against negative publicity, particularly surrounding the ending, which had its script tinkered with by Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard and re-shot by Forster. But as we see more and more footage from this thing – particularly the impressive plane scene at the end of the new trailer – our hopes rise.

The film arrives on June 21. For more, check out the official site.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Croods Tops The US Box Office
Olympus Has Fallen Lands In Second
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Don't mind it not being about the book
It looks good anyway. Was a little disappointed at the end to see it tagged with 'in 3D'. It's not the sort of film that should need that to sell it. North kind of actioner that would warrant it. Blatantly why they've added the plane scene. More

Posted by pgmark at 00:01 on 31 March 2013 | Report This Post

Judging from the trailer......I still don't know what the fuck this is about. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 06:56 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Undecided
While I don't want to write off this movie on the strength of a 2min trailer, it looks very like I Am Legend meets 28 Days Later. And considering the book has a lot of underlying themes and narratives, this looks like a generic Zombie flick. Suprising that Brad Pitt as a so-called fan, fought so hard for the rights to it just so he could ignore the content of the book and make an action movie. Sadly it seems that the desire to please dumb Americans triumphs yet again over making an intelligent m More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 08:50 on 26 March 2013 | Report This Post

Meh - Shoulda been HBO series
Don't know if it was in this message thread or somewhere else, but agreed with the idea of making World War Z - the book, you know, the (fairly) thoughtful tale/commentary on humanity and it's ability to adapt, survive and learn NOT what this looks to be - into a HBO series, just really could have worked. Utterly 'meh' about this, 5 star reviews needed to get me to spend a tenner on this. More

Posted by DextersLab at 20:41 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

This looks great in my mind, the zombies have real threat, can't believe people are still writing this off on 2min of footage. More

Posted by durelius at 20:32 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
read the book loved it! watched the trailer, nothing like the book but possibly the greatest film ever made- its going to rock!!!! More

Posted by mclane1 at 17:37 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
The trailers have done nothing for me. I heard good things about the book and I love a good zombie film but those shots of the cgi hoardes just put me right off. More

Posted by ADStoney at 16:42 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

It looks great but I kept thinking haven't I seen this all before recently in I Am Legend & 28 Days Later. What is the point of making a remake of those films only years after they came out. And how comes in the previous trailer Brad Pitt and family are in the car stuck in traffic not knowing what is happening. But at the start of this trailer they are home having breakfast, if they knew this was happening why would you drive into the city? More

Posted by paulferrer at 13:55 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

Haven't read the book
though given to me 3 yrs ago, but movie looks ok. Kind of sick of Zombie movies and TV series at this stage, over done and we're over populated with this genre, just like Vampires i.e. Twilight and all that junk. More

Posted by nybras at 13:42 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

Also, given that the plane scene isn't in the book WTF ruin it for us by putting it into the trailer? More

Posted by Flashingturtle at 12:36 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

Looks great but what the hell did any of that trailer have to do with the book??? A missed oppertunity for the single most amazing HBO TV series ever I think. More

Posted by Flashingturtle at 12:34 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

shame
missed a trick here. the book totally lends itself to being a tv series. would've been amazing. More

Posted by stucy at 12:01 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

Makes me wonder if they've even read the book?
It's not one mans journey to rescue his family. The book was something refreshing, and something new in the Zombie pantheon. But this...just isn't. It looks like any other so-so adventure movie. I think, barring 5* reviews all round, I'll be avoiding this like a Zombie plague when it comes round, and that makes me very sad. More

Posted by azazel_fallenangel at 11:15 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

wasted opportunity
I am so disappointed in how this movie is looking. I can’t believe Pitt fought so hard for the book rights to make another generic zombie/action film. The book is brilliant and affecting, what a wasted opportunity. More

Posted by Edgeware at 09:59 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Lots of War, Very Little Z
I like Brad Pitt and it’s usually worth giving a film a try if he's in it, but I'm getting a bad gendrom this. There looks to be a few nice set pieces and it looks suitably epic, but the choice of CGI for the zombies seems very ill-concieved. One of the great things about zombies as villains is the conflict of fighting something that was human and still looks similar. You lose all of that drama by replacing them with CGI. Hopefully it'll work out ok. I enjoyed the book for the most part, More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:57 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

Lots of War, Very Little Z
For a film based on an engrossing, thoughtful, political satire featuring terrifying zombies and very moving tales, this has very little of any of those things - and not a single zombie (one character there says we think we know their weakness... yeah, the head? Like every zombie tale ever, no?) There's creative/artistic license and then there's completely changing everything. Sadly this feels too much like the later. More

Posted by rl112 at 09:50 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

This looks great!
I love the book and from what ive seen this looks like fantastic fun...even though it bears little resemblance to the book, bar the name :-/ More

Posted by Spacecowboy at 09:39 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)