I don’t know how I managed to let this one slip through, but apparently I did. If you haven’t figured it out already, Max Brooks’ seminal zombie thriller World War Z is finally getting the silver screen treatment.
In case you were wondering, yes… the Z stands for Zombie, and it appears that they’re of the fast moving variety. I say “appears”, because I haven’t actually read the book, so I’m just basing this on the trailer you’re about to watch. I know… I’m a bad person. It’s just one story in a long list of others that I haven’t managed to have a read through yet. Readers, I promise… I won’t let you down again.
The World War Z Movie Trailer
Everything looked pretty standard here. We’ve got zombies, we’ve got soldiers… and we’ve got people running away from both of them as well. It’s nothing particularly revolutionary, but then again, there’s only so much a person can do with such a classic, well trod genre. What I don’t quite understand, though, is why in this day in age… this time of massive budgets and amazing technology, why a director would make the decision to use a CG version of a helicopter for a scene that clearly doesn’t require that. The zombies sure, but a helicopter? Give me a break.
Simple gripes aside, I’m actually looking forward to seeing this. The last decent zombie film I saw was I Am Legend, and that was ages ago. Perhaps this will be the film to fill my yearly zombie book and movie quota? I guess I’ll find out when this hits theaters in June, 2013. Until then, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Day by Day Armageddon by J.L Bourne. It’s above and beyond one of the best zombie books I’ve ever read, and you can order it online for about $10 USD.