‘World War Z’ Set Pics Reveal Brad Pitt On A Boat

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Brad Pitt will traverse his way around the globe in the upcoming World War Z adaptation. The $125 million project stars the A-lister as U.N. worker Gerry Lane, a man who interviews survivors of a global zombie epidemic that devastated the world some ten years prior.

Previous amateur photos from the World War Z set revealed Pitt and Co. filming in the Republic of Malta, which is standing in for Israel. Now the production has moved onward to the UK, where shooting is currently taking place in the harbors of Cornwall, England.

A handful of new World War Z set images made their way online over the weekend, revealing Pitt and a collection of extras bundled up in winter gear, standing atop a salvage vessel that had been decked out in wax and fake icicles. More fan-shot photos of the England shoot have popped up since, showing the cast and crew hanging out atop a rusting battleship (minus the wintery atmosphere).

Check out all those World War Z set pics (via MTV and STYD) in the gallery below:

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Between the many post-zombpocalyptic thrillers due to hit the big screen in the future (Resident Evil 5, Warm Bodies, Zombies Vs. Robots, etc.) and the continued success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’ll be all the more challenging for any upcoming movie or TV show that concerns the flesh-eating undead to stand out above the rest of the crowd. World War Z could actually manage the task, if only because director Marc Forster appears to be embracing the realistic vibe of Max Brooks’ original novel – which is structured as a very authentic collection of testimonies from survivors of the war between humans and zombies.

The dry nature of Brooks’ literature has left some people skeptical about how engaging a World War Z movie can actually be. It should be mentioned, though, that a good chunk of the film will likely be composed of either flashbacks to the violence and mayhem of the war – or, to following Pitt’s character, as he travels the world and surveys the aftermath of the zombie outbreak. Suffice to say: it won’t just be Pitt’s U.N. worker interviewing people, a la Brooks’ novel.

In addition to having Pitt as its leading man, World War Z also boasts a supporting cast full of respectable TV stars like Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman from The Killing, James Badge Dale from The Pacific, and now Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston. Assuming the screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom) is up to scratch, this could be a memorable zombie flick in its own right.

World War Z is expected to reach theaters sometime in 2012.

Source: MTV, STYD

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  1. Brad Pitt´s on a BOAT!

    • On a BOAT Mutha Effer on a BOAT!

  2. Wow… On a boat… This ruined the entire movie…

    Has there been any zombie stills yet? Or military shooting up the undead? No? Well, this was a waste of time, Im a fan of the book and I look forward to seeing it… But only if they eventually show ONE zombie!!! Like that kid in China at the beginning when those guys were holding him down…

    • Only way i can imagine this scene working in the context of the book is if he is travelling to visit the next survivor he is going to interview. I can imagine him just looking out over the water and him flashbacking to the slow moving wave of zombies before he shakes his head and has a swig of beer to calm his nerves.

  3. I still don’t get it that why people are so interested in this movie with Pitt in the lead?

    First thought, this might be a good movie because of the story but now I am uninterested.

    I don’t hate A-Listers where the only ones I like are Matt Damon, Matt Dillon, Johnny Depp and Lenoard DiCaprio because
    these actors give the performues of their lives despite their films being crap.

    For example:

    Inception and Shutter Island-DiCaprio
    Pirates Of The Caribean 4-Depp
    Takers- Dillon
    and I don’t know any for Matt.

    • @nawnht brad pitt can act, in fact if you take away a few block busters like mr and mrs smith and troy he does a lot of good acting work, ie fight club, se7en, tree of life, benjamin button

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