United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the globe in an exceedingly race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that's toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself....
The presence of four credited writers (screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof from a story by Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski) is testament to the tangled (and a lot of written about) production history of a film originally set to be released last year.
"World War Z" plays a small amount sort of a series of separate films and also the juncture where the new final act was grafted onto the proceedings is unmistakable, however unless you knew about the film's troubled past, you'd never guess it existed. Against considerable odds, the power and professionalism of the cast and crew have carried the day.
It does not hurt, obviously, to own a director whose eclectic resume ("Monster's Ball," "The Kite Runner," "Quantum of Solace") bespeaks a questioning sensibility, along with a star like Pitt, an involved producer whose Set up B production company bought the rights to the book in the first place.
World War Z 2013 : World War Z Review