Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New 'World War Z' trailer: Can Brad Pitt beat these fast-moving zombies?

Paramount Pictures released a new full-length trailer for "World War Z" on Monday. The two-and-a-half minute long trailer shows plenty of zombie-riffic mayhem, as the Brad Pitt-starring adaptation of the Max Brooks best-selling novel "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War."

Brooks’ novel takes a unique approach to the material. It is a collection of individual accounts about the zombie war in the form of first-person anecdotes. The film, instead, focuses on Brad Pitt's character, Gerry Lane, who is a worker at the United Nations. Lane scours the world for information that can stop the zombie outbreak that is bringing down the nations of the world.

These zombies aren't the slow, shambling ones from "The Walking Dead" or other well-known traditional zombie fare. Instead, they are swift.

Apparently, the outbreak is closed-ended. They have only 90 days to stop the zombie apocalypse, and the question is, how? This isn't a series like "The Walking Dead" where we will probably never see the zombie outbreak halted. According to the new trailer, though, something in Russia may hold the key.

In the trailer, as Lane says "I think these things have a weakness," once the final word is uttered, the trailer shows a boy crouching as zombies run past him, paying him no mind even as they destroy everything else in their path. So, are these things like a T-Rex in "Jurassic Park," where you are safe if you don't move?

We have to wait until the film's June 21 release to find out.

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