The 'World War Z' Poster Has Arrived!Jacob Hall |
We'll say this about the new poster for 'World War Z': it looks pretty darn cool. Rather than slap some hastily photoshopped floating heads in some kind of generic pattern, the one-sheet chooses to emphasize one of the more interesting aspects of the trailer -- the massive, ant-like swarms of zombies that are a far cry from the traditional shambling corpses of 'The Night of the Living Dead' and 'The Walking Dead.'
As you can see below, the poster is borderline minimalist, showcasing a literal swarm of zombies climbing up and over each other to bring down a helicopter. There's something quiet and eerie about it, strange things to say about a poster that's essentially depicting massive chaos on a global scale.
For those unfamiliar with the film, here's the official synopsis:
The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
We still have mixed feelings about 'World War Z' overall. It looks nothing like Max Brooks' enthralling novel and the stories of massive reshoots and last minute rewrites have been too loud and too pervasive to ignore. However, this is a project we definitely hope manages to come together in the end -- it's not every day that you get to see a horror movie of this scope and budget starring one of the world's most famous movie stars.
'World War Z' opens on June 21st.