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Brad Pitt to Star in 'World War Z'

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Comic Con has barely started, but big news is already leaking out. According to MTV, Brad Pitt has decided to star in the adaptation of World War Z after optioning the novel three years ago for his production company to produce. Oh, and did I mention this is a zombie flick? Yup, Brad Pitt in a zombie movie. What’s up with that?

 Well I’ll tell you what’s up: World War Z takes the whole zombie apocalypse thing and stretches it out into a more epic story that tracks the epidemic (in realistic fashion, as if something like this could actually happen) through interviews with survivors. Apparently a new journalist character was created specifically for the film, and the consensus is that Brad Pitt will play him.
 
The big question here is: Have zombie films already run out of steam? Is there still an appetite out there for these sorts of movies, especially one as grand in scope as this? I think yes, especially considering the types of numbers Will Smith pulled in with I Am Legend. But can you see Brad Pitt in a giant action-packed zombie flick?
 
What do you think? Any fans of the novel? Will it make a good movie? Sound off below. …

 

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