It's one thing to watch this year's Super Bowl commercials trying desperately to sell you products like Doriots, sneakers, and cars in clever, comical, original ways. It's entirely another to watch a Super Bowl commercial featuring hottie man Brad Pitt, aka Mr. Angelina Jolie, trying to save his family from a bunch of zombies taking over the entire world.
ZOMG, yep, World War Z is coming, and no one is safe. And people say trivial politics will be the downfall of our civilization. Nope, it's ridiculously fast, seemingly-able-to-pile-on-top-of-each-other, freakishly strong, murderous zombies. Ya heard?
So, if you're tuning in to the Big Game on Sunday, expect to see even more teasers of Will Smith, I mean Brad trying to save the world from CGI humanoids -- football be damned! Really, how can you not love Brad Pitt? And scary zombies? And apocalypses? Luckily for you, the trailer's got ALL THESE THINGS.
Here it is!
From the prequisite happy, wholesome family shot to the crazy action scenes to the huge-ass pile of zombies trying to overtake some really large wall, this could either be a really great movie or a complete disaster, don't you think?
Looks like China's in for a rough go, though.
Well, for some background, fans of the original novel are a little worried about how exactly the producers will handle the source material (since the book was basically just an oral history of the apocalypse), and from the sound of it, the entire post-production process didn't go very smoothly in the slightest.
According to The Huffington Post:
Paramout was originally set to release "World War Z," an adaptation of Max Brooks' novel about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse on Earth, in December. The film was shifted to June of 2013 after "significant reshoots" were requested by the studio. In June, Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "Prometheus") was reportedly hired to work on the script -- with specific focus on the ending -- despite the fact that "World War Z" finished production in 2011. (In the end, it was never confirmed that Lindelof did work on the script.) Meanwhile, as Vulture reported, the messy post-production process was exacerbated further by the fact that Pitt and director Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace") weren't on speaking terms.
Oy, Brad and Marc not on speaking terms? Doesn't sound good! Turns out zombies really can't bring everyone together. Looks like we'll have to wait until June 21 to see if any of that post-production nonsense (or the fact it looks like they're pissing off fans already) will make this the next big-budget box office disaster. Guess we'll at least have the teaser to look forward to on Sunday ... or maybe just the wings and beer.
Are you watching the Super Bowl? What about World War Z when it comes out this summer?
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