Set in Glasgow, Scotland, this August will begin the filming of the big screen adaptation of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, the hugely popular zombie apocalypse novel by Max Brooks. The orginial city for the setting of World War Z is actually Philadelphia, PA. Glasgow, however provided a more condusive filming arena for the large number of action scenes that will be in this film. According to IGN, this movie will be feature plenty of explosions and zombie-aimed gunfire.
World War Z is perhaps best known for featuring the classic zombie apocolyspe storyline from multiple vantage points, putting a new spin on the question, ‘how would people handle this situation in reality?’
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.
The movie is set to be a big box office name considering Brad Pitt has already signed onto the cast as protagonist Gerald Lane. Other cast members will include Mireille Enos (the Killing), and (rumored) Anthony Mackie (Million Dollar Baby). World War Z is to be directed by Mac Forester (Stranger than Fiction, Finding Neverland) with screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski.