We’ve already had one box office-topping zombie movie this year in Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies, and it will be interesting to see if World War Z will be the second this summer. It will of course be facing some tough competition with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel playing in only its second week, which is exactly why it’s going to be interesting to see how the numbers come in in mid-June.
We’ve already seen a handful of action-packed new TV spots this week. And now we’ve got a new poster to share, similar in style to the poster we saw last month, but this time showing Brad Pitt, gun at the ready, on a rooftop overlooking the burning city.
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
Pitt is joined by an awesome cast, led by Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Aharish, Matthew Fox, Bryan Cranston, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins, and David Morse.
Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) is behind the camera, directing from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom), loosely based on the original novel by Max Brooks, with Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) brought in to do re-writes for the re-shoots.
World War Z will be released in 2D and 3D on June 21st in the US and UK.