Tomorrow night, Entertainment Tonight is going to rock our worlds with the exclusive first look at the trailer for World War Z, which is based on the name of the best-selling book by Max Brooks. Directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and a bunch of people who will be eaten, the film revolves around this plot: “A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.”
That, of course, was not the plot of the book, but we have been there and done that to death and brought it back to life so it could eat our brains before we did it to death again. Since its inception, this book-to-film process has been a complete mess, and it has reportedly cost Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and the other production companies north of $150 million to get to a point at which it is simply acceptable to finally release.
But hey, check out the sweet zombie wave coming down those stairs. That’s pretty cool, right?
As a huge fan of this book, I’ve gone from being elated by the fact that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were fighting over this project to cautious trepidation at the fact that the film wouldn’t resemble the book in any manner except “BRAAAAAAINS” to hesitant relief that Damon Lindelof might fix a reportedly terrible script to “Oh just get this f*cking thing over with already” because Pitt and Forster weren’t even speaking anymore.
We’re now in the “Let’s look at 30 seconds of footage and criticize the hell out of it” phase of this film’s miserable existence. Just based on the budget woes alone, I figured it was obvious why Brad Pitt was now pimping Chanel and starting his own furniture line, but this video makes it all so much clearer now.