World War Z’s release date is getting closer and closer, and we’re finally getting a look into just how grand Brad Pitt’s World War Z looks. This isn’t by any means a zombie movie made on a dime and a prayer. The landscape for the film, which sees a zombie apocalypse is an expansive look on an apocalyptic zombie-filled world.
For a zombie film it’s something that we haven’t been treated to in the last several years, then again we haven’t seen a leading man as big as Brad Pitt in this genre. We can’t exactly picture Pitt fighting off zombies in a mall. Luckily we won’t have to see that anytime soon.
Directed by Marc Foster, World War Z is based on a book of the same title by Max Brooks. As for the adaptation Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the script.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
“The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.”
Yesterday Brad Pitt was busy promoting the new flick. He attended a special celebrity screening at MOMA in New York. Pitt also went to New Jersey to surprise some fans at a screening for World War Z. Clearly surprised, Pitt’s appearance was met with many screams as he debuted World War Z for the first time to a New Jersey audience. During his appearance the actor walked into Clearview Cinemas in Hoboken and handed out T-shirts to the crowd before introducing the film.
A source told Just Jared about the surprise screening: “Brad wanted to make sure that the screening was for the fans, the people that he made the film for. The crowd went wild when he showed up and he had T-shirts to hand out to his fans.”
World War Z, which hits theaters on June 21.
Check out the images from Paramount below: