Brad Pitt Grabs The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly

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Right now Brad Pitt is in full-on promotional mode to promote his forthcoming Zombie Thriller ‘World War Z’
Right now Brad Pitt is in full-on promotional mode to promote his forthcoming Zombie Thriller ‘World War Z’

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LOS ANGELES: Brad Pitt is looking stunning on the cover of the new issue Entertainment Weekly.

Right now Brad Pitt is in full-on promotional mode to promote his forthcoming Zombie Thriller ‘World War Z’

Making a Zombie Thriller is never easy, not even if you are Brad Pitt. Here’s what the ‘Fight Club’ actor shared with the Magazine:

When asked what goes into making a Zombie Thriller he said: “These movies are very intricate puzzles, and you have to keep winding the mechanisms and then trigger them all at just the right time. We give so much more credence to the end-of-the-year dramas. In these movies you’re triggering emotions, too—a thrill response—but they are far more calibrated. You’ve got to be a bit of a technician.”

He went on further about ‘World War z’: “This unprecedented threat comes along, and it’s going to end everything and everybody unless someone comes up with an answer. The interesting thing is how different those answers are and the way those choices lead to power shifts and life-and-death consequences.”

‘World War Z’ is based on the best-selling book by the same name written by Max Brooks. After a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company ‘Appian Way’, Brad Pitt ‘Plan B Entertainment’ secured the screen rights to the novel in 2007. It took six years to develop and shoot, and a carousel of writers had their hands on the script before the project ever moved into production.

The script changes called for five weeks of reshoots — not to mention an extensive portion of the film shot in Budapest ending up on the cutting room floor. “Well, you remember that at the time I was really interested in a more political film, using the zombie trope as a kind of Trojan horse for asking: ‘What would happen to socio-political lines if there was a pandemic like this? Who would be on top? Who would be the powerful countries and who would be the most vulnerable?’ We wanted to really explore that, but it was just too much. We got bogged down in it; it was too much to explain. It gutted the fun of what these films are meant to be.”

The film is directed by Marc Foster and the screenplay is by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce and is starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox.

‘World War Z’ is going to hit the theatres on 21 June 2013.