Zombies are hitting the big time with the very mainstream and big budget spectacle World War Z, an adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel. I use the world mainstream because this is a studio zombie-themed adventure being marketed to the widest possible audience with an A-list star. Moreover, it’s a summer tentpole; Paramount is releasing the film on June 21, 2013.
That being said, the trailer has made its debut, and yes, it looks huge - but what do you expect from a flick that had a unenviable shooting schedule around the world? Marc Forster of Quantum of Solace directs and, no doubt, fans of the novel will take issue with the various deviations the film takes from the source material. Still, for tireless fans of the zombie genre (which I can claim to be part of), this looks pretty damn cool. My concern is the visual FX fueling the horde of zombies.