‘World War Z’ Clip: Brad Pitt is Recruited to Save the World

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In World War Z, former United Nations inspector Gerry Lane and his family find themselves caught up in a living nightmare. A devastatingly fast-moving virus is racing around the planet, turning its victims into mindless swarms of killing machines. As governments collapse and entire regions are depopulated, Gerry is recruited by the remaining forces of the United States military to infiltrate the darkest corners of the world in order to find a cure – or else humanity faces total annihilation.

Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), World War Z is the much-anticipated, loose adaptation of the novel by Max Brooks (Saturday Night Live). The movie stars Brad Pitt (Killing Them Softly), Mireille Enos (The Killing), and David Morse (Treme). In the clip featured above, Gerry is given the hard sell by both his former boss and a grizzled commander about his involvement in the operation.

World War Z Clip Brad Pitt World War Z Clip: Brad Pitt is Recruited to Save the WorldThis first full clip from World War Z is somewhat curious, in that it depicts a scene that is supposed to be tense, and yet features no action whatsoever. From its clipped military dialogue to its quickly-edited shots to the electronic drums of its score, the featured scene shows that the film is being positioned not as a horror film, but a slick techno-thriller.

The clip will do nothing to assuage genre fans’ fears that World War Z is doing all it can to separate itself from a traditional zombie yarn, much less its rather unique source material. That said, the scene does communicate the desperation and manic energy of the situation quite nicely. Even if World War Z doesn’t perfectly recreate the sensibility of the novel, the clip shows that it may yet end up being a genuinely suspenseful, compelling disaster-adventure-thriller hybrid – as early reviews have indicated


World War Z will invade theaters on June 21st, 2013.

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  1. Looks pretty good!

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  2. I like how at the end of the world, everyone is still so civilized.

  3. They’re really pushing hard on this movie, and the advertisement for it. It’s going to be a bust in the box office, and a terrible movie.

    • Yep, sprinting zombies were not in the book. Other clips show them to be overly massive (a few knock a bus over) then they leap up onto it (most people could not do that), and manage to push it around. So this is a total bomb.

      • Leap onto the bus?? Is that what they did? Lol, I thought they were just rolling around on it, like water. Terrible CGI.

    • And you guys have already seen it?

  4. This will be a huge success. It’s going to be a great movie. Can’t wait to laugh at all the people hoping for it to be a failure.

    There will also be sequels and I can’t wait. The book sucked anyways.

    • I hope this movie is a success!!! But I have to 100% disagree with you about the book. It is one of the best Zombie Books out there. The only ones I like better are the first two Day by Day Armageddon books.

  5. Brad Pitt is still an actor?

  6. na this wont b a flop. it will make decent money. the next up on the flop list is After Earth. i bet u that tanks real bad. will smith needs a new manager, such a great actor who is choosing very bad movies lately.

  7. This is good actor ? Do not make me laugh in Killing Them Softly did not exist throughout the film , good was only the final monologue.
    He has only the name is not an outstanding actor has recorded some good roles.
    Most users of this site are idiots or teenagers.

    ”will smith needs a new manager, such a great actor who is choosing very bad movies lately”
    Guy won fame in a silly sitcom is for you is a great actor?……world gone mad.

    • Learn better grammar before you try to talk down on other people’s opinions.

      • English is not my native language.I learned it eight years ago and that’s good enough for me.I write clearly enough to You understand me.

  8. Just because a movie doesn’t make hundreds of millions of dollars doesn’t mean it is a terrible movie.
    There are tons of amazing movies who didn’t make much, simply because people didn’t want to give it a chance.
    Been looking forward to this though, very excited.

    • @Will

      This is not a terrible movie.

      It a victim of re writes and reshoots.

      There is no cohesiveness to it,

      • Jeff W why you look like a woman ?

        • LOL

        • Becaue my wife was being a smart behind and changed my avatar to her picture.

          Why do you look like an empty void?

          • You do not have to explain :D
            Because I am an empty void ;)

  9. this movie looks awesome.

  10. There are another three clips of World War Z which you can find here: http://goodmoviesbadmovies.com/2013/06/18/three-world-war-z-clips-arrive/