Brad Pitt's World War Z screams into cinemas

PUBLISHED: 10:33 20 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:33 20 June 2013

World War Z starring Brad Pitt.

World War Z starring Brad Pitt.

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HOT on the heels of a zombie renaissance after the success of The Walking Dead TV show and game franchises, World War Z is set to breathe blockbuster life back into the undead genre.

Based on the hit 2006 book of the same name, the Brad Pitt adaptation has a reported budget of around $200million – so Hollywood is certainly banking on its success.

The film sees United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) traverse the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments across the globe, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

The action-packed drama-come-horror is a stab at a zombie vehicle more grounded in reality than a run-of-the-mill terror flick, and has generous helpings of political undertone and a gritty script.

For fans of zombie fare or just fast-paced, thrill-a-minute action blockbusters, World War Z is sure to be an unmissable slice of summer cinema.

Pop rock legends Muse are set to contribute a song to the soundtrack tying into the film, confirming the movie’s status as one of the cinematic events of the summer in 3D and IMAX.

World War Z (15) is out tomorrow.

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