World War Z Trailer: Brad Pitt Battles The Next Great Threat - The Zombiepile
Regardless, the intimacy and depth of the novel isn't really shining through, and basically it just feels like a larger-scale Dawn of the Dead with better actors (the cast includes Bryan Cranston, Mirielle Enos, Matthew Fox and David Morse).
I loved Brooks' novel, so I was obviously anxious about an adaptation. This... really doesn't look much like his novel. Basically they took the concept of shooting the genre on a worldwide scale -- something that hasn't really been done -- and dumped the rest. In fact, the official synopsis basically confirms that:
"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."
That doesn't mean it can't be good, but it's not World War Z. Coupled with the fact that the production was apparently a disaster -- constant battles between Pitt and Forster, rewrites and reshoots galore -- and I'm not holding my breath.
You be the judge: