This year, the Super Bowl will include Marc Forster‘s feature adaptation of Max Brooks‘ most popular novel ‘World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,’ that’s for sure. Paramount has decided to get ahead of it, by releasing the full spot for the upcoming World War Z online days before.
The 30-second Super Bowl spot has been embedded below for your viewing pleasure and as expected there’s a zombie mayhem and danger for United Nations employee, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family with fast driving, fast running with children, yelling, worried Brad Pitt faces and stone-faced U.S. military leaders saying things like ‘We’ve lost the East Coast’ and ‘China’s gone dark’.
To be honest, the TV spot is mostly a basic version of the teaser that has already been online and seems the focus is more on the ‘World War’ than the ‘Z’.
Originally set for release in December 2012 the film with Matthew Fox, David Morse, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale in the cast is slated for a June 21st, 2013 release.
Here’s that TV spot which also begins with Pitt and Enos’ Gerry and Karin playing 20 Questions with their kids.
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. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.