Z, if you didn’t already figure it out, is for zombie.
This upcoming (June 21, 2013) Brad Pitt action movie is an adaptation of the 2006 Max Brooks—son of Mel—novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. The screenplay is co-written by Lost‘s Damon Lindelof and moves away from the book’s oral-history format to focus on one story, in which the star plays a U.N. employee who is called upon to help stop a zombie-fying plague that’s sweeping the world. He is also, apparently, required to do some stunt driving and small-child protecting. Not that we’re complaining.
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If catching the trailer isn’t enough for you, be sure to head over to YouTube and read the comments on any number of versions of this video, where you can participate in a serious discussion of the merits of one method of zombie extermination over another.