World War Z by Max Brooks is one amazing book. It is a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdotes of the aftermath of a zombie invasion, inspired by The Good War, an oral history of World War II by Studs Terkel. The book is about social issues (government ineptitude and American isolationism) and uses them to explore the themes of human survivalism and the uncertainty we all face from a day to day basis. Interested? Then don't watch this trailer.
The movie seems to present a world that is the complete polar opposite of Max Brooks' human survival story. The book is a real somber affair which shows the result of a true disaster unfolding, narrated from the perspective of those affected. This trailer takes all meaning & subtley and throws them out of the window in place of loud explosions and terrible CGI. Of all the franchises to get a movie I was hoping this would be a defining moment in the zombie horror genre, but the last minute rewrites and behind the scenes drama has caused it to become another forgettable horror film. There's still a minor speck of hope that this might not be the case, considering that you sometimes have to take trailers with a grain of salt. Yet if it's not, do the right thing and vote with your wallets. Stay tuned for more updates.