Paramount has released the first trailer for Marc Forster and Brad Pitt’s World War Z on Apple.com. World War Z | iTunes Movie Trailers
Shout! Factory entertainment has picked up the British zombie movie, Cockneys vs. Zombies, for North American distribution. The Hollywood Reporter
Jonathan & Howard Ford have released a teaser for the sequel to their indie zombie film, The Dead. The Dead 2 teaser trailer | YouTube
Nikolai Pigarev, director of the first Russian zombie film–Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead, is working on his second undead flick. Cold Patrol is the story of an elite dogsled team battling zombie polar bears in the Arctic. Resolution goes on ‘Cold Patrol’ | Variety
The first trailer has been released for Summit Entertainment’s Warm Bodies–a romantic zombie comedy based on the book of the same name. WARM BODIES – Trailer | YouTube
Dead Island Riptide, the second video game in the zombie action RPG series, will be released April 26, 2013. Deep Silver
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has moved World War Z from its holiday release to June 21, 2013. The zombie-apocalypse film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world trying to find a way to stop the undead pandemic from destroying humanity. Marc Forster is directing.
Deadline is reporting that David Morse has joined the cast of Paramount’s zombie-apocalypse film, World War Z. Morse currently stars in HBO’s Treme and will play a prisoner in WWZ. WWZ stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world trying to find a way to stop the undead pandemic from destroying humanity. Marc Forster is directing World War Z, and the film is scheduled for a December 21, 2012 release.
Fans of Max Brooks’s World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War have been up in arms since Paramount Pictures issued a press release for their upcoming film adaption of the novel. The synopsis included in the release seems to dictate that the movie will be quite different from the book. Marc Forster, director of Paramount’s World War Z, addressed the movie’s changes in a recent conversation with MTV. In the interview, Forster says they are “trying to still include as much as we can from the book,” but admits that there are differences from the novel. One change he acknowledges is the characteristics of the zombies. In the novel the zombies are classic, slow-walking corpses, but the zombies in the movie will have a “different approach” says Forster. Check out the entire interview at MTV.com. World War Z is scheduled for release on December 21, 2012.
WWZ Zombie via Metro.co.uk
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.
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Elyes Gabel will play a character named Fassbach in Paramount’s zombie apocalypse film, World War Z, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gabel most recently appeared in HBO’s Game of Thrones. World War Z is based on Max Brooks’s novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and stars Brad Pitt. Marc Forster is directing the film.
According to recent news from Vulture, Ed Harris and Matthew Fox will not be joining Paramount’s World War Z. The actors dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. The film–based on Max Brooks’s novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War–has already begun filming in Malta with Brad Pitt. ET Online has the first footage of zombies on the set–a scene involving zombies falling from the sky. Watch the video here. World War Z is vying for a 2012 theatrical release. The zombie film is being directed by Marc Forster.
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UPDATE: Ed Harris and Matthew Fox NOT Starring in ‘World War Z’
According to Deadline, Ed Harris and Matthew Fox will be cast in Paramount’s World War Z. The zombie film is based on Max Brooks’s novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and tells the story of the deadly aftermath of a world-wide zombie outbreak. Brad Pitt is starring in and producing the film, and Marc Forster is directing.
Variety reports that James Badge Dale is in talks to join Paramount Pictures’ World War Z. Dale would play an American solider who attempted to warn the military about the growing threat of zombie invasion. World War Z is based on the popular novel by Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. The film tells the story of a UN researcher (played by Brad Pitt) reporting on the deadly aftermath of a world-wide zombie outbreak. Marc Forster is directing the film which is currently in pre-production.
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According to Deadline, Jeff Bridges is in talks to star in Universal Pictures’ R.I.P.D. The film is based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name about undead cops who work as law enforcement against the supernatural. Bridges would take the role previously attached to Zach Galifianakis, who has left the project. Ryan Reynolds is also attached to the zombie crime/drama, and Robert Schwentke is directing.
Variety says Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) has been offered a role in Paramount’s World War Z. World War Z is based on the novel by Max Brooks and tells the story of the aftermath of a global zombie pandemic. Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) is directing the film, and Brad Pitt is producing and starring in the movie.
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