First teaser poster for World War Z

Poster Simon Brew 6 Nov 2012 - 23:00

Brad Pitt stars in World War Z, which is out in 2013. It must be true. It says it here.

Here’s a question: if you’re looking to put across a movie that’s basically about a zombie war, which in turn is based on a book that’s written around anecdotes rather than one central narrative thread, how would you do? it on a poster? How exactly would you try and get that across to a blockbuster audience?

Here’s the answer: you don’t even begin to bother.

Meet the first poster for World War Z, then, which arrives ahead of the trailer tomorrow. Basically, there’s one key, easily selling point here and that’s the name of Brad Pitt. Anything else, apart from the title, is pretty much superfluous for the time being.

Granted, this is a ‘teaser’ poster. But it’s less a tease, more a brief collection of bullet points that wouldn’t look out of place on a Powerpoint slide.

We’re really looking forward to World War Z is the irony. It’s a film that, courtesy of its apparently difficult production, many have quickly written off. The last difficult production to be written off was Dredd, and that turned into something far better than most were expecting. Don’t be surprised if World War Z delivers, too.

Here, now that we’ve said all that, is the poster.

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Well that tells people absolutely nothing. Anyone who has not read the book will not be inspired by it - come to think of it, it's not inspiring me and I have read the book!

Ive read the book and seen the teaser trailer. They appear to have gone down the route of running zombies - that worked for me in the new Dawn of the Dead, but very disappointed in the CGI zombies :( Surprised the teaser hasnt appeared on here yet

Underwhelming poster. Ive seen the teaser footage tho and im very excited. It looks epic in every scale and looks like its gonna be something weve never seen before in the zombie horror / action genre. Love the 'tidal wave' of zombies scrambling over each other. Really unnerving. Running zombies always seemed more believable as a scenario for sending the world to ruin in quick time, plus im assuming the book will be set over a period of time and we will see the zombies slow down under rigor mortis, thus allowing the said fightback against them. All in all, very excited for this film so far. Full trailer hits thursday!

Saw the teaser trailer, Why is Pit in the thick of it? Oh they may have ballsed this up big time!

lame poster

Agreed. Though at least it doesn't feature a bunch of terribly photoshopped people standing around looking awkward. That's a nice change.

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