That’s right – the first footage from the World War Z movie has been released and I have it right here for you! Check it out!
In an age where the Zombie sub-genre has flooded most mediums, the Max Brooks World War Z movie stood out. Even from The Walking Dead, this book stood out for me.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what made Brooks’ work stand out. Perhaps it was becase it was written from multiple perspectives? Maybe because unlike most Zombie stories, it’s being told after the Human race had already won the battle for survival. Or maybe it’s just because the book is really that good.
In any case, when I first heard about the books transition to the big screen I was hyped.
Was being the operative word.
Since the announcement of the movie, a number of set backs have set back the movie’s release date and more worryingly the official synopsis of the movie doesn’t much resemble the source material.
“A U.N. employee (Pitt) is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.”
Hmmm. Not the best news for me, but that was only the start of the problems.
The movie was originally set to be released this coming December, getting a tough date near The Hobbit and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
But in March, the studio decided to push the movie back 6 months. Why? At first it wasn’t clear. I half suspected the studio were not confident with the movie enough to put up against the likes of The Hobbit and Django Unchained, but later the real reason was revealed.
The script was undergoing a number of rewrites. At this point, I think it’s safe to say the likelihood of this movie resembling the book is nothing less than far fetched.
But there is a brightside. The studio hired none other than Damon Lindelof to handle the rewrites so at least we might get a watchable movie.
But there’s more. Now the first footage from the movie has been released and it looks awesome. Check it out:
Will this movie be close to Max Brooks’ book? Will the movie even be watchable? Will you go to the cinema to watch this when it finally does come out? Let me know what you think in the comments below – it’d be awesome to hear your opinion!
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