Paramount has unleashed, via Apple, this Super Bowl spot for WORLD WAR Z, the zombie thriller, starring Brad Pitt. The spot will show up during the big game this Sunday..
WORLD WAR Z (opens June 21, 2013) is directed by Marc Forster (Quantum Of Solace), produced by Pitt with his Plan B shingle.
Brad Pitt plays a U.N. worker gathering stories of the great zombie war. Mireille Enos plays his wife, a mother of 2 girls.
Also starring Bryan Cranston in a small but notable role
Paramount collaborated with Skydance to finance this $125 Million budget project
James Badge Dale plays an American soldier who tries to alert authorities that the zombie threat is real.
Scripted by by Matt Carnahan, rewritten by Damon Lindelof, based on the novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by author Max Brooks
here’s the book’s official synopsis..
“The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.
Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.”