World War Z has landed another TV spot.
Zombie films have been around for a long time. Night of the Living Dead was among the first to make us fear the undead horde, but it only helped make the genre grow over time. Will Smith’s I Am Legend was a remake of Charlton Heston’s The Omega Man, turning odd cult members into alien-like zombies, but retaining the plot on the most part. Then came Resident Evil, the most successful video game based film franchise of all time (it actually rivals the Fast and Furious series for sheer sequel number). It introduced Alice, played by Milla Jovovich, as the hero of the series who has somehow evaded death in spite of a helicopter crash into a mountainside.
Yeah, that was one of the dumbest moments in zombie film history.
After the success of Zombieland, which forever connected the zombie apocalypse with Hostess Twinkies, the zombie film franchise shows no sign of stopping. Now it’s Brad Bitt’s turn at the genre, fighting off the undead horde in World War Z.
World War Z appears to use the idea of zombies that run, showing an evolution in the genre that continues to expand with the years. The latest in Brad Pitt’s film career vehicles has just dropped a new TV spot less than a month before its June 21 release.
Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a United Nations employee in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. World War Z is directed by Marc Forster, and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Daniella Kertesz, Matthew Fox and David Morse.
The TV spot begins with Gerry Lane asking Karen Lane (Mireille Enos) if she’s ready, and then we see zombies crawling all over what appears to be a giant rolling pillar. We learn that Europe may already be overrun, and see the undead horde racing up a wall in an attempt to spill over the top.
What do you think of the new TV spot for World War Z?