As of yesterday, World War Z finally has a trailer after years of rewrites and delays. This film, set in a post-zombie apocalyptic world, follows UN employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) as he scowers the globe in search of answers to and a way to stop an epidemic that threatens all of humanity. But, with the numbers of the undead rising exponentially, it seems unclear if he will succeed or not.
Here is the trailer below:
Originally written by Dr. Manhattan and Nite Owl scribe J. Michael Straczynski in 2008, the script went through many rewrites before making it’s way to production. Once rewritten by The Kingdom writer Matthew Michael Carnahan and Lost writer Drew Goddard (he rewrote the film’s ending), the film went into production in July of 2011. But, a few more rewrites, reshoots and trouble on the set has set the film’s release back until June 21, 2013. Already, though, there is talk of the film being part of a trilogy, according to the film’s director Marc Forster.
The author of the World War Z book, Max Brooks, had stated that Straczynski’s original script was great and Ain’t It Cool News said that it was a “genre defining piece of work” that could have the Oscar world buzzing. But, after being rewritten, it is unclear how much of that work is left. Will this film be a game changer or will it be another status quo feature?
What do you think?