The 2013 action horror blockbuster World War Z is getting its own series, with Brad Pitt acting as producer. It is not known if he will star in the show though.
World War Z was a novel written by Max Brooks and published in 2006.
The film adaptation of “World War Z” starring Brad Pitt was released, although the film took a different approach to the source material and focused on a more traditional narrative structure.
World War Z TV series
Now, it is getting its own TV adaptation as Apple TV+ have taken up the chance to shift the film to the streaming platform.
“The decision to turn World War Z into a series rather than a sequel film could be due to a number of factors. One reason cited by The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 was China’s ban on zombie movies, which could have impacted the potential box office returns of a sequel film, reports Small Screen.
The book was a work of apocalyptic fiction that presents a fictionalised account of a global zombie apocalypse. The novel is written as a series of individual accounts, collected by a fictional United Nations employee, that chronicle the experiences of people from different parts of the world as they deal with the outbreak of a zombie virus and the subsequent collapse of society.
“World War Z” explores various aspects of the global response to the zombie outbreak, including military strategies, government actions, social and cultural impacts, and personal survival stories. The book examines how different countries and societies react to the crisis, providing a wide-ranging perspective on the fictional catastrophe.
The book became quite popular and received positive reviews for its unique storytelling approach and its exploration of sociopolitical and global issues within the context of a zombie apocalypse.
It’s worth noting that “World War Z” is a work of fiction and not a factual account of real-world events. It falls within the genre of speculative fiction and is known for its blend of horror, action, and social commentary.
World War Z film
The action horror film was directed by Marc Forster. The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who is tasked with finding the source of a global zombie pandemic and finding a way to stop it.
The film takes a more global perspective on the zombie apocalypse, showing the outbreak spreading rapidly across different countries and continents. The story follows Gerry Lane as he travels to various locations, encountering various challenges and dangers while trying to gather information about the virus and find a way to save humanity.
The film’s production was notable for its troubled development, including extensive rewrites, reshoots, and changes to the ending. Despite these challenges, “World War Z” was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million worldwide.