When you saw World War Z, did you wonder why they cast Matthew Fox in such a nothing role as a soldier briefly seen near the beginning? In the original script, Fox appears much later in the movie in a surprising scene that doesn’t appear in the released film. The original ending, of course, was scrapped and the movie delayed for six months while a new ending was shot and edited. Click through to read how Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse movie originally was supposed to end.
From recent science fiction movies to The End of the World to Man of Steel, Hollywood clearly has apocalypse on its mind. Seth Rogen’s comedy aside, World War Z is the only one of the recent spate of doomsday scenario movies where anything really seems at stake. It works, in part, because there is a human story at the heart of it. But the movie also manages to play chillingly off of our very real societal and global anxieties.
We’ve got a new, extended clip from World War Z, Brad Pitt’s new zombie movie, and guess what? You can even make out some zombie faces – or at least one zombie face – in this one. There still is no clue, though, as to whether they’re actually called zombies. I’m calling them Sprinters. I’m not sure they’re capable of walking, dead or otherwise.