Brad Pitt in World War ZSet to be one of the biggest films of 2013, World War Z has had a slightly troubled road to the big screen, but it looks like all of that is now very much in the past, with an immense first sneak peek landing online.

Brad Pitt takes lead in the adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z, which is thought to have shifted its setting from post-apocalyptic to pre-apocalyptic, so we’ll all be in the dark as to exactly how things end.

“The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who 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. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.”

Marc Forster (Stranger than Fiction, Machine Gun Preacher) is at the helm, directing from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom), with Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) hired to pen the re-writes for the extended re-shoots.

Starring alongside Pitt will be Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Aharish, Matthew Fox, Bryan Cranston, and David Morse, making for a rather brilliant cast.

World War Z will be hitting cinemas in the UK and US on 21st June, 2013, and is definitely one of the biggest and best films to look forward to next summer. I can’t wait. The full trailer is set to arrive on Thursday, so be sure to come back when it hits.


Source: ET, embed via Ace Showbiz.