New World War Z set footage shows brutal zombie transformation

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Kevin Coll
Dec 15, 2012

A new set video has appeared for the film adaptation of Max Brooks's acclaimed book, and it shows just how the movie's zombies operate.

Watch as the video someone managed to capture from the filming in Glasglow shows an infected man twitching into a spastic undeath that includes headbanging the side of a mini van.

What is even more apparent is that the high-speed zombie attack seems to be a departure from Brooks' novel due to the creatures' ability to run and the quick change-over rate from bite to zombie mode. This is something sure to annoy Brooks loyalists if they weren't already annoyed to begin with.

A press release for the film already showed a massive deviation from the film's plot. Instead of Brad Pitt's character traveling around the world collecting survivors' accounts of a global zombie plague that brought civilization to a halt a decade earlier in order to gain perspective on the events, the film feels more like typical Hollywood fare about the sprint to stop an outbreak.

The release says, "The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity, itself."

There also seems to be a love story involving Lane getting back to his wife Karin (played by Mireille Enos) and their two children.

Are you annoyed with this video? Does it bother you about the apparent changes from the book?

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