After hearing about the endless string of rewrites and reshoots on Paramount’s upcoming adaptation of World War Z, it seems like a minor miracle that they finally managed to get their shit together and release an actual trailer for the film. Based on the book by Max Brooks and directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), World War Z stars Brad Pitt as a U.N. employee who is trying to stop a viral outbreak. Matthew Fox, David Morse, James Badge Dale and Mireille Enos also co-star.
My initial impression is that this appears to be more of a disaster movie than a horror movie. The trailer mostly focuses on showcasing chaos and pandemonium and although the massive swarms of CG undead look somewhat impressive, it remains to be seen whether the epic scale will add anything new to an already well-worn genre. Either way, the message is clear: this is potentially going to be the biggest, most expensive zombie flick the world has ever seen. World War Z hits theatres on June 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.