For the past year or so, World War Z was at the center of much sighing. A Brad Pitt-starring zombie franchise with James Bond momentum killer Marc Forster in the director’s chair was getting beat up by the press as word of mouth was the pic stunk. In fact, Paramount decided to reshoot the entire third act which lent credence to the idea that maybe the rest of the movie was weak as well. Today, we are hearing that simply is not true as the studio sought out a small group of bloggers and journalists to show off the finished product. That said, at least according to Deadline’s Mike Fleming, the move is better than good making all of us naysayers look a bit foolish with our comparison to G.I. Joe. Continue Reading
One of the more low-key blockbusters coming out this year is the Paramount-distributed World War Z starring Brad Pitt. Quantum of Solace helmer Marc Forster was the director, so with that we take a look at him talking up the project in the movie’s very first featurette. The leading man has nothing to say leaving The Killing’s Mireille Enos and Forster to front the video. That might have something to do with him being upset they had to do so many reshoots as the third act reportedly had to be redone almost entirely. Continue Reading
Our last look at World War Z came about a week ago in the form of a trailer, but today we give the zombie thriller a little fan service by looking at the film’s latest poster. This feature comes from Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster and it stars Brad Pitt as he leads his family against a zombie apocalypse. If all goes well, it will be just one of the many new big screen blockbuster franchises to launch in 2013. A trilogy has always been Paramount’s plan although many doubted continuity during the film’s somewhat choppy production. Continue Reading
This is a film that has been under the hood for quite some time. Paramount has thrown a tremendous amount of resources at their summer blockbuster World War Z in the past few years, looking for a high-grade production that could produce some sequels. After the first trailer did not exactly generate buzz for the pic, it seemed like nothing too big would come of the project especially after hearing that news last fall where they had to redo the entire third act of the film. There was some more, unconfirmed stuff that left us pessimistic as to the film’s quality; however, the new trailer does help quiet those concerns as it now looks more than just an I Am Legend prequel wannabe. Continue Reading
It does not look like much of anything new in terms of footage, but there is a new Super Bowl spot airing during Sunday’s big game of World War Z. The best we came make of it is that the fresh cut’s mention of the ‘East Coast’ being in crisis is the only never before seen stuff. Go ahead and take a look anyways because it has been some time since the first official trailer dropped. Continue Reading
The initial trailer has just hit the web for the much-delayed, Brad Pitt-led zombie thriller World War Z. While taken from a book by Max Brooks, the effort has been dramatically retooled so it is more of a source material thing than anything else which explains a bit about the trouble with production. This particular effort has been the subject of a lot of discussion in the trades this past year due to problems with the third act that threw the movie off its planned Christmas release and into next summer. That is the elephant in the room that needed to be addressed, so now onto our first real look at Marc Forster’s follow-up to Machine Gun Preacher.
Last night, the first footage of World War Z hit the web ahead of the film’s trailer reveal. Today, we get a look at the plain as day poster for the Marc Forster-directed zombie flick. There is no Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, or even undead for that matter, only darkness and some text; however, this is a very slow-moving Election Day for news in the entertainment sector thus the mention. Continue Reading
Check out the first official look at World War Z. The initial footage for this Brad Pitt-led zombie actioner certainly will not be enough to sell anyone on the feature, but it might be enough to build curiosity from the millions of the subgenre’s fans who tune into The Walking Dead each week. Thankfully, we will not have to wait too much longer for the trailer as that is promised to us as early as Thursday. As advertised, ET has the ‘exclusive reveal.’
For those of you curious about the movie, the pic is based on a novel written by Max Brooks. Under the direction of Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace,) the blockbuster-sized effort is designed to start a trilogy; however, many in the industry are betting against sequelization at the moment. World War Z went through developmental hell after being sidelined by a lackluster third act. The whole thing needed to be rebuilt to create a much more satisfying conclusion, creating huge delays. Audiences originally anticipated this one to be out in theaters this holiday season. Continue Reading
We heard a few months ago there were massive problems with the upcoming Brad Pitt zombie flick World War Z. The movie seemed destined to disappoint as the rumors were that Pitt and director Marc Forster were not talking, but even if that was not true a concern was there that the third act needed a full rewrite. In layman’s terms, the ending was garbage and needed a to be redone.
After hiring Damon Lindelof for the task, they ended up settling from Drew Goddard who completed the script and now, as expecting, shooting is going to start in Budapest next month for seven weeks–a massive amount of time for theatrical standards. The explanation for this comes in the notion that as of right now, Paramount only has 52 minutes of footage that they could conceivably put up on the big screen. Continue Reading
Ever since the six-month push back for the Brad Pitt-produced World War Z, there have been questions about the film’s overall quality and what might have gone wrong. Continue Reading
Even though World War Z is pretty much in the can, that has not stopped Paramount from enlisting the help of one of Hollywood’s most sought after talents in rewriting the script. Continue Reading
According to the LA Times, Brad Pitt’s World War Z could turn into a full blow trilogy. Word has it today that the movie’s director Marc Forster (and Paramount) see the flick as spawning two more films. Anything zombie right now is hot thanks to The Walking Dead, so the studio’s strong backing is obvious, but box office receipts are box office receipts and that ultimately will tell the tale of World War Z’s fate in the sequel department considering its $125 million budget.
For those familiar with the books who are curious as to how the director aims to pull off such a diverse geographic series, theater goers are prodded to think in terms of Contagion. That might not be necessarily a good thing though as critics largely enjoyed the movie except for the scattered scenes that seemed aimless thanks to the lack of a focal character. Who are we kidding? Brad Pitt + Zombies = Gold. The first installment of the trilogy hits theaters on December 21, 2012.
World War Z has been given a release date by Paramount today of December 21, 2012. The movie stars Brad Pitt and The Killing actress, Mireille Enos, and is about life a decade after the zombie apocalypse. The release window for 2012 is now looking awfully crowded with The Hobbit, The Lone Ranger, and Django Unchained all set to debut on the big screen around that time.
Bryan Cranston is now in talks to join World War Z starring Brad Pitt and The Killing’s Mireille Enos. Cranston’s role will be a small one in the post-zombie apocalypse film based on the best selling novel of the same name. Continue Reading
Matthew Fox has become the latest addition to the film World War Z starring Brad Pitt. Other cast members on board for the film include Mireille Enos (The Killing) and Ed Harris. Continue Reading