Metro online has the first look at an actor in zombie makeup for the Paramount’s World War Z. To see the full zombie picture and the rest of Metro‘s World War Z set photos click HERE. The zombie movie has been filming in Glasgow where, according to Metro, the film’s star Brad Pitt reportedly saved a female extra from being crushed by a crowd of running “zombies” on set. The film also stars Mireille Enos (Big Love, The Killing), James Badge Dale (The Departed), Matthew Fox (Lost), and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad). World War Z is based on Max Brooks’s World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War–the story of a United Nations worker traveling the globe, gathering stories from survivors ten years after the planet-wide zombie invasion. A recent press release from Paramount Pictures seems to show that the movie is headed in a slightly different direction than the novel:
“The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who 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.“
Marc Forster (Quantum Of Solace) is directing World War Z, and the film is scheduled for release on December 21, 2012.