Official World War Z Trailer Arrives…

9 Nov

Well it’s finally here… Paramount Pictures released the first official World War Z trailer starring Brad Pitt. And that’s pretty much all we have to say about it…

Online critics and The Kibitzers alike have been pretty harsh on the trailer- most notably for the drastic changes the film seems to have from the book. That, and the ridiculous way in which these “zombies” attack.

Director Marc Foster not only decided to allow his undead horde to be fast-moving (a break from tradition but as we saw in the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake- it can be done) but also to behave like a school of piranha or swarm of locusts. The trailer’s opening scene with Gerry Lane  guessing what creature his daughter is thinking of alludes to this wild animal theme.

Paramount and star/producer Pitt also had to bring in Damon Lindelof (co-author of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus) to re-write a new ending for the movie even after footage for the third act had already been shot. Its release date has been pushed back from winter of 2012 to summer of 2013 as well. So it seems World War Z is off to very rocky start. But hey- no one said the zombie apocalypse was easy, and turning it into a successful movie seems even harder…

For now let’s look back at the Kibitzer’s fan-made trailer and see how close we got to the real thing. YouTube users and zombie fans might hate on us for making a fake trailer, but something tells us they’ll be wishing we had been in charge of the film!


3 Responses to “Official World War Z Trailer Arrives…”

  1. Noel December 31, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    I really enjoyed your collection of movies you used to creat your trailer…can I ask what all films these scenes came from??

    • Smith December 31, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      Thanks! It’s basically every decent zombie/ infection movie out there… Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, 28 days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Resident Evil, I Am Legend and The Horde

  2. Desirae April 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I’m a hardcore zombie fan and I actually thought your trailer was good when I saw it 😉 unfortunately I can’t say the same for the cinematic vomit that paramount should be ashamed to have produced. For anyone who hasn’t read the book, the film may be fantastic, thing is, last time I checked, Max Brooks fan base is people who’ve READ THE BOOKS! I’m over the whole “fast zombie” thing. The success of the plot in world war z is how he weaves the stories of the survivors through the different phases of infection, panic and their survival. The build up, the stories about the smugglers, the feral children, the downed pilot, the blind samurai. I was hesitant to think they could even begin to capture that on the screen but they didn’t even TRY!! Ok I’m done with my rant. Your trailer was good 😉

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