Paramount Pictures has unleashed a new breed of zombies. The studio released its "World War Z" Super Bowl XLVII commercial on Thursday.
The spot is still a teaser, about 30 seconds in length. The film is based on the best-selling novel "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War." Directed by "Quantum of Solace’s" Marc Forster, the screenplay was adapted by Damon Lindlelof and Matthew Michael Carnahan.
It's clear from the spot that the film won't take the unique approach that the novel did. The book is a collection of individual accounts about the zombie war in the form of first-person anecdotes. The film focuses instead on Brad Pitt's character, Gerry Lane, who is a worker at the United Nations. Lane scours the globe for information that can stop the zombie outbreak that is bringing down the nations of the world.
It wasn't easy to get the film to the big screen. In fact, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment had to secure the screen rights to the novel via a bidding war with Leonard DiCaprio's production company Appian Way. That was back in 2007; the film took some time to get to the big screen.
The movie was originally set for a December 2012 release, but the production suffered some setbacks. Notably, in June of last year, the film's release date was pushed back and the crew returned to Budapest for seven weeks of additional shooting.
The film's new release date is Jun 21, 2013. It stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse.