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World War Z Officially Pushed Back 6 Months

World War z Gets a Theatrical Release Date

Back in August we announced that World War Z had managed to get a release date of 21st December 2012, facing tough competition against The Hobbit and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, well, I’m sorry to be the barer of bad news but that release date has now officially been pushed back 6 months.

World War Z is based on Max Brooks’ book of the same name, a novel which recounts testiments of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse. It is understood the movie will only be loosely based on the fantastical novel and boasts the cast of Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and David Morse.

The movie will now be released on 21st June 2013 with no official reason for the delay. It is, however, speculated that the reasons might include the below par box office takings of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last christmas, as well as the aforementioned tough December schedule which already includes The Hobbit and Django Unchained.

What do you think? Are you sorry to see the delay or do you understand the logic behind it? Are you eager to watch World War Z? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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One Response to World War Z Officially Pushed Back 6 Months

  1. APeopleShouldKnow says:

    I think that this film has been plagued by rumors of problems ever since they announced that it would be a “loose adaptation” rather than something that hewed more closely to the actual book. They’ve poured too much money into it already for it to be a traditional zombie movie. But, at the same time, they’re too afraid to just run with it and embrace the intelligent premises of the book — to make the film that deserves to be made. So they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Hopefully this delay amounts to them biting the bullet, admitting they need to just go for it, and trying to bring something out that is more in spirit with Max Brooks work. My honest sense, however, is that they’re doing nothing of the sort: they just got spooked by the Hobbit and are going to re-jigger it as a summer tentpole for 2013. Good luck to them — they’re going to need it.

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