Based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks, this is the story of a world changed forever by…., you guessed it – zombies. Starring Brad Pitt, it appears to be the beginning of the end for the human race. Pitt is a UN worker trying to protect his family, along with attempting to discover how to stop the exponentially growing outbreak.
If you’ve read the novel, you may wonder how anyone could make a film of such a book (due only to the style in which the novel was composed). The book is amazing to say the least, and is written like a history book: an accumulation of individual stories from around the world, at different stages of the outbreak, with incredible stories of both survival and tragedy. The movie doesn’t try to cover all the individual stories in the book (you’d need a trilogy to do so), which is good. It focuses on one main story, giving a realistic taste of what it would be like in desperate and hazardous times.
The movie is set to be released until June 2013 (although originally scheduled for the end of 2012), yet a just-released trailer gives a sneak peek at what we can look forward to and dear soul, it looks goooooooood.