Brad-Pitt-Sterling-Jerins-and-Mireille-Enos-in-World-War-ZParamount have already been having a strong year at the box office so far, most recently debuting Star Trek Into Darkness in UK cinemas ahead of the blockbuster’s release in the US this Friday. And with Abrams’ blockbuster all but guaranteed success, eyes will soon start turning to the next film on the studio’s slate: World War Z.

Brad Pitt is front and centre of the zombie blockbuster, and it’s been some time since we’ve seen him take on a role like this. If you ask me, its June 21st release date can’t come fast enough.

The latest trailer hit back in March, giving us an even better look at what promises to be one of the best movies of the summer. And now two new images have surfaced online, showing Pitt alongside his on-screen family.

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.

The film’s production notoriously ran into problems, which was the reason why Goddard and past collaborator Damon Lindelof were brought in for the re-writes. The studio (as well as Pitt and co.) felt that the original ending wasn’t what they wanted from the film, and thus Goddard was hired to pen a new third act for the film.

Paramount are reportedly incredibly impressed with the final version, and are expecting the film to be a huge hit amongst audiences when it hits this summer. So if you’ve been hearing any negative press surrounding World War Z in recent months, I think you’d be better served to ignore it and draw your own conclusions when you go and see it next month. A lot of the time, people are prone to jumping on a bandwagon, especially when it comes to criticising a Hollywood blockbuster, and I have a feeling that it’s going to be entirely unjustified in this case.

World War Z is set to be released in regular and IMAX theatres on June 21st in the US and UK, and I can’t wait for it to hit. For now, here are the new images from the film, and we’ll hopefully have new footage to bring you soon.