What do you get when you combine a three time Oscar nominated actor, a book of first person accounts about the zombie war, and a major studio? A big budget tentpole action film with a brand new trailer! World War Z, based on the book of the same name, had a troubled production with Damon Lindeloff being called in to rewrite the last act and seven weeks of reshoots. Now we get our first good look at the film starring Brad Pitt as 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.  Check out the atmospheric, action filled trailer after the jump!

I have to say I’m a bit confused at the direction they’ve taken with the movie (how does a somber book of “interviews” become this?!) but the trailer is actually quite good. Barely showing the zombies and just focusing on the paranoia and destruction was a wise move.

World War Z opens on June 21st, 2013.