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First Footage From Paramount’s Massive ‘World War Z’!

Gearing up for the trailer premiere this Thursday, ET shared the first ever footage from Paramount’s epic (and troubled) World War Z, which looks absolutely massive.

Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), the adaptation of Max Brooks’ “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse. “The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

Check out the footage tease below, courtesy of Ace Showbiz. We’ll have the full trailer in HD this coming Thursday!



  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Were my eyes deceiving me or was that really a storm of zombies? Interesting…Despite all the behind the scenes mess, I hope I they pull off a good movie.

  • Dr.murder

    This is one of those times where reading the book is the way to go. And wow that tidal wave of cgi zombies looks like shit. Reminds me of I Am Legend. That also sucked and was no where near as good as the book.


      What do you know your PROBABLY some dude living Palo Alto pickin up dudes like you did in the the 2 cr hu?

  • dabay

    I’ve had the book but never really got into it…maybe I should give it an other try.

  • weresmurf

    I don’t know WHAT that was but it wasn’t World War Z.

    They were actually RUNNING UP THE WALL in that last shot. That is just AWFUL. Christ I’m so glad The Walking Dead has finally found its *undead* feet in Season 3…

    I guess we’ll at least finally see a huge budget zombie movie though!?

  • doomas10

    Ok blast me – This looks very interesting. If the zombies are into running mode, they wouldn’t run behind each one’s back. I do not know if the special effects are finished, but this looks like what chaos would have been if a) zombies were running and b) human logic wouldn’t apply. Perhaps I am in the minority but it seems that I am actually going to enjoy that! Looks freaky…I hope it is not PG-13

    • djblack1313

      doomas10, i’m with you. i love how totally freaky and original these zombies are in this. regarding the wall of zombies at the end…i thought (and i’m sure i’m wrong) that pile of people were maybe regular people (non-zombie/infected) all in full panick mode climbing all over each other (like the story Mark tells Jim in 28 DAYS LATER) when someone infected reaches them and since it only takes seconds (like in 28 DAYS LATER) to be become infected the pile of people within seconds/a minute or so all turn infected. but again, i am probably way off.

      • doomas10

        My point djblack1313! If the zombies are running and the only instinct maintained is the consumption of people, it would make sense to be a colossal force to be reckon with – see the wave. Also at the zombie? wall at the end, I find this very imaginative for the same reason. Are they trying to reach for survivors to eat or as you say they are survivors trying to get out? Either way, it is just disturbing! Now I have an extra film I am looking forward too. The multiple re-dos over the script and the reshoots make me more excited to see how the final product would turn out!

  • evenscarier

    I like the storm surge movement of the zombies, very unique. It looks like the only thing it kept from the book is the title, I wish it would just shed that too!

  • Nothing333

    We should all just face it. We’ll all be watching this movie.

  • RamoneOfTheDead

    The book wasn’t good. The movie looks sillier. Let’s just all cash in on the Zombie trend. Only thing that could make this worse is having Seth Grahame Smith pen the screen play.

  • djblack1313

    i think this looks fucking awesome! i can’t believe i’m saying that since i kinda wrote this movie off due to it’s PG-13 rating (and from all reports it being nothing like the book). some of the scenes they show in this video look stunning and like nothing we’ve ever seen before! since it doesn’t look like Danny Boyle is doing a third 28 DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS LATER movie, WWZ will have to do!

  • snowcrashuk

    it looks good! I saw them filming some of this in grangemouth, Scotland. we had fake cows, american traffic signs etc for a whole weekend lol

  • princeasfi

    lol.. its really nice..!!

  • undertaker78

    Are people already bitching about WWZ? Good grief people. We complain about never getting big budget horror movies, and when we finally do, the bitchy pessimists on the rag have to spoil it for everyone else.

    I’m not saying it’s going to be good but give it a chance for crying out loud.

  • TheWalkingFlat

    NICE..i like that first scenes..
    But hey – are those zombies on ecstasy or cocaine ? damn fast those rotten bodies..

  • Melissa

    Ummmmmmm, okay…..

  • coldblood

    I’ve been saying this for years: “The best horror movies have all been made on a small budget.” When the budget gets big they seem to lose their soul. I would love to be proven wrong about this. Watch ALIEN and then watch PROMETHEUS back to back – what’s a better movie? (Even with the same director). Great horror comes from a singular, scary vision. Too many studio execs get involved in a film and you get a watered-down could-have-been. Sorry, but this looks just like that. 🙁

    • Canucklehead

      Well put….bigger almost never means better. Read the book, you wont be disappointed.

  • bambi_lives8980

    undertaker78, A big budget could be a great thing for a movie, but the people behind it have to be fucking horror fans, not stupid, and not focused on only bringing back profits instead of making a good movie.

    This. Looks. Awful. The tidal wave of zombies, give me a fucking break. And by the way in the book, I don’t recall it ever saying anything about them running…

    I DID give it a chance, and just watching those five seconds I can tell you, I will hate this.

    • EvilHead1981

      I think, if a director knows how to pull use his budget to maximize all areas of the movie, and not just “make it look prettier”(which most big budget horror does, then it could world. But, I think the greed is overwhelming, as is the need to hide one’s shortcomings behind highly expensive SFX and CGI. It’s really the industry’s version of the “man who can’t perform in bed, but acts like a stud with his big shiny sports car”, it’s the whole “trying to compensate” thing. Like I tend to say, real horror directors are a rare breed.

  • sweetooth


    This should never have been made into a movie. An HBO series with each episode focusing on one of the chapters (encounters) in the book would’ve worked, but this….ugh.

  • Evil_Flip

    So all I needed to do to become faster and more athletic was die? I wish I knew that before I embarrassed myself in gym class.

    • EvilHead1981

      I think it would be interesting if they actually, for once, tried to inject a little realism to the whole zombie thing, and by realism, just a dash(as I’m not really one for much realism in fantasy/horror/sci-fi). What I mean is, zombies are dead matter. The whole act of rotting means you are in a state of decomposing, meaning you are literally falling apart. No way in hell would zombies last the hot days of summer without being picked clean by scavengers and being reduced to a mound of bones, flesh and maggots. Why not try something like, once they reach a state of decomposition, they turn into something new, like an undead form of “the blob”, and slime-like mound of un-living flesh with tentacles, or something. I mean, zombies are a hot trend, but a what gets me is, even in a world that likes to “pretend” we are soooo more “evolved” because we trend the whole “grounding fantasy” thing, it just never seemed to cross anybody’s minds that dead, rotted bodies are really pretty fragile things.

    • evenscarier

      LOL! You and me both!

  • Hector-Arceo



    I knew brad pitt would kill this movie before it even stated shooting R.I.P World War Z

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