Whether you’re talking about George Romero, Danny Boyle, Edgar Wright or any one else who has made a famous contribution to the zombie genre, some of the most important things to note are the differences in the undead. Do they run? What do they eat? How do they eat? Is the transformation fast? These are all questions any zombie filmmaker worth his weight in brains has to ask. Director Marc Forster is currently adapting Max Brooks‘ zombie best-seller World War Z with Brad Pitt and, despite some major issues fans have with the rumored changes, a new video shows he’s not only made those decisions, he’s made frightening ones.
It seems to me there are some CG effects missing in this shot but you definitely get a sense that the zombies in this world are fast and when they take a bite out of a human, the transformation is violent and rapid. I like it. Gives everything a heightened sense of tension.
World War Z is scheduled for release Dec. 21, 2012. Here’s the official plot description:
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.
I’m still a little upset about the changes from the book to the film but seeing the zombies acting like this does dial up my excitement meter up a few notches. What about you?