Brad Pitt in World War ZBrad Pitt takes the lead in Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ modern classic World War Z.

The previous trailers have cast this film very much in the I am Legend/War of the Worlds mould of a family man against the world gone wrong. This new TV spot plays on the family in peril angle, increasing the menace slowly until hell bursts and CG-hordes ride buses as they tumble on their side, undead-related explosions erupt in well-known locations. Those zombie pyramids are present and correct too.

It looks nuts, and I’m still not sure how they have crafted a film from Brooks’ celebrated source, the multi-stranded, multi-voiced narrative looks to have been the first casualty of the adaptation, but perhaps they are selling us only a small part of the big picture.

Here’s the new spot,