World War Z has become one of the most popular works of zombie fiction on the planet. The novel by Max Brooks has been heavily anticipated as a film for quite a few years. Recently, the film adaptation has been under heavy scrutiny because of massive changes to the narrative and problems during production that have led to the film’s release being delayed.
However, the first trailer is finally here, so we can get a look at Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos in the film that takes a look at a zombie apocalypse on a massive scale like we’ve never seen before. The novel became a major bestseller because of the unique approach it took to telling the story of the zombie apocalypse, and many fans of the book have been upset after hearing that the movie would basically be a massively budgeted blockbuster, instead of a personal account.
After seeing the trailer for myself, it’s disappointing that it’s full of really spotty CGI, however, it does depict a zombie apocalypse on a massive scale that has never been put to film before, so I suppose that’s something. The fact that director Marc Forster got Brad Pitt to star in the film simply changes the nature of the film version, although people are already blaming screenwriter Damon Lindelof for the massive changes, which is kind of silly, since I’m sure the studio and producers have more to do with the changes than the writer who implemented them.
Still, the film looks interesting enough, even if it does have the danger of ending up being very bland due to the fact that they are spending so much time and money giving it an epic scope. The film doesn’t open until next June 21st, so it looks like there is still a lot of work to be done on the film, but fans of the book are sure to be disappointed at the massive changes. However, as I haven’t read the book yet, I’ll wait until after I see the movie, mainly so I don’t see the obvious changes and possible flaws while watching the film, which is something I always do when a movie version has the tremendous potential to fail the book’s vision. Only time will tell, however, so in the meantime, check out the full length trailer and decide for yourself: