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Brad Pitt Wages ‘World War Z’ Against Zombies

The movie will reach theaters next summer


On film, Brad Pitt has fought the Nazis, aged backwards and even played Death. Soon, audiences will be able to watch him battle zombies.

The film adaptation of Max Brook’s popular novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, will hit theaters next summer, CBS News notes.

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Produced by Viacom‘s (NASDAQ:VIAB) Paramount Studios, World War Z, has suffered repeated delays caused by script alterations and scene re-shoots. The movie is estimated to have cost $180 million to make.

Pitt plays a scientist struggling to survive a worldwide zombie epidemic. Trailers for the movie have been posted online.

Hollywood clearly can’t get enough of zombies these days. AMC Networks’ (NASDAQ:AMCX) post-zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead continues to attract solid cable-TV ratings.

When Brad Pitt isn’t in front of the cameras, he’s apparently designing furniture. A limited line of Pitt’s pieces will debut in New York next week.

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