World War Z


1h 56m 2013

Brief Synopsis

On an ordinary day, Gerry Lane and his family find their quiet drive interrupted by urban gridlock. An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam. As police helicopters buzz the sky and motorcycle cops careen wildly below, the city erupts into chaos. Something i

Film Details

Also Known As
Dünya Savasi Z, Guerra Mundial Z, Pasaules kar? Z, Pasaulinis Karas Z, Svetovna vojna Z, Svetová Vojna Z, WWZ, Z világháború
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2013
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios ; Associated Press ; Branded Entertainment Network ; British Grove Studios ; CNN ; Cinephase ; Cinesite Europe, Ltd. ; Company 3 ; Framestore Cfc ; Getty Images ; Gk Films ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest Post Production ; Halon Entertainment ; Industrial Light + Magic ; Lola Visual Effects ; Paramount Pictures ; Plan B Entertainment ; Prime Focus Group ; Prologue Films ; Red Chutney ; Skydance Productions ; Technicolor ; The Moving Picture Company ; Twickenham Film Studios ; Twickenham Studios ; Warner Bros. Records ; Wazee Digital ; Winchester Film Financing Company
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Blitz-Cine Star ; Central Partnership ; Cinemart ; Empire ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Eone ; Finnkino Oy ; Forum ; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong) ; Karantanija ; Paramount Home Media ; Paramount Pictures ; Paramount Pictures Germany ; Paramount Pictures International (PPI) ; Ro Image 2000 ; Sam Film ; Toho-Towa Company ; United International Pictures ; Universal Pictures International ; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom; Valletta, Malta; Three Cities, Malta; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Hungary; London, England, UK

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

On an ordinary day, Gerry Lane and his family find their quiet drive interrupted by urban gridlock. An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam. As police helicopters buzz the sky and motorcycle cops careen wildly below, the city erupts into chaos. Something is causing hordes of people to viciously attack each other - a lethal virus that is spread through a single bite, turning healthy humans into something unrecognizable, unthinking and feral. Neighbor turns on neighbor; a helpful stranger suddenly becomes a dangerous enemy. The origins of the virus are unknown, and the number of infected grows exponentially larger each day, quickly becoming a global pandemic. As the infected overwhelm the world's armies and rapidly topple its governments, Lane is forced to return to his dangerous former life to insure the safety of his family, leading a desperate worldwide search for the source of the epidemic and a means to stop its relentless spread.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Supervising Sound Editor

Tony Abejuro

Digital Artist

Joseph Abela

Electrician

Sheara Abrahams

Assistant Costume Designer

George Adams

Assistant Editor

Nick Adams

Sound Effects Editor

Rohit Agarwal

Digital Artist

Rory Leiva Ahearne

Software Engineer

Axel Akesson

Visual Effects

Bradley Alexander

Visual Effects Coordinator

Maria Asim Ali

Compositor

Phil Allchin

Transportation Captain

Oliver Allen-wielebnowski

Compositor

Guiomar Alonso

Stunts

Pete Amachree

Visual Effects

Juan Antonio Amblés

Digital Artist

Paul Amiras

Visual Effects

Kasia Anchuta

Digital Artist

Colin Anderson

Steadicam Operator

Mel Anderson

Consultant

Valeria Andino

Production

James Andrykowski

Assistant Editor

Barry Angus

Special Effects Technician

David Appleby

Grip

Mosh Ben Ari

Song

Luke Armstrong

Compositor

Nina Armstrong

Stunts

Scott Armstrong

Stunts

Gabriel Arnold

Digital Artist

Venugopal Arobindan

Digital Artist

Ruth Asensio

Digital Artist

Julian Ashby

Art Director

Jamie Ashton

Music

K H Aslam

Digital Artist

Mathieu Assemat

Digital Artist

Simon Atherton

Armourer

Jim Atkins

Transportation Captain

Davey Atkinson

Compositor

Nicholas Atkinson

Visual Effects

Nicola Atkinson

Digital Artist

Jonathan Attenborough

Digital Artist

Colin Azzopardi

Assistant Director

Jason Azzopardi

Property Master

Winston Azzopardi

Production Manager

Natasha Back

Photography

George Bailey

Stunts

James L Bailey

Digital Artist

Lucy Bailey

Software Engineer

Oliver Bailey

Stunts

Richard Baillie

Digital Artist

Matthew Baker

Assistant Director

Richard W. Baker

Visual Effects

Vanessa Baker

Adr Voice Casting

Mark Bakshi

Coproducer

Sanjay Baliga

Digital Artist

Sanjay Baliga

Digital Artist

Philip Ball

Stand-In

Terry Bamber

Production Manager

Katalin Baranyi

Coordinator

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Russell Barnett

Costume Supervisor

Hernan Baros

Compositor

Peter Bartfay

Compositor

Camilla Bartholomew

Costumes

Bryan Bartlett

Digital Artist

Roger Barton

Editor

Gunjan Baruah

Digital Artist

Sam Basset

Digital Artist

Tim Battersby

Photography

Kevin Baulcomb

Assistant Production Coordinator

Brian Baxter

Digital Artist

Jeremy Bazin

Compositor

Karen Beale

Wardrobe Dresser

Orin Beaton

Boom Operator

Paul Beaumont

Software Engineer

Tineka Becker

Casting Associate

Leah Beevers

Digital Artist

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Matthew Bellamy

Music

Marco Beltrami

Music

Vanessa Bendetti

Researcher

Chris Bending

Digital Artist

Anthony Benjamin

Lighting Technician

Andrew Bennett

Art Director

Paul Bennett

Assistant Director

Stephen Bennett

Digital Artist

Rori Bergman

Casting Associate

Jan Berner

Visual Effects

Ralph Bertelle

Studio Executive

Hanumantha Rao Bhogadula

Digital Artist

Wayne Billheimer

Visual Effects

Jon Billington

Art Director

Jon Billington

Set Designer

David Bird

Assistant Camera

Szandra Biro

Prosthetic Makeup

Dinesh K Bishnoi

Digital Artist

Kanishk Biswas

Digital Artist

Jean Black

Makeup Artist

Peter Blackburn

Visual Effects

Matthew Blain

Accounting Assistant

Julian Bloomfield

Visual Effects

Joel Bodin

Visual Effects

Felipe Bohorquez

Software Engineer

Balazs Bolygo

Dp/Cinematographer

Balazs Bolygo

Director Of Photography

Balazs Bolygo

Other

Eleanor Bond

Visual Effects

Kate Bone

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Booys

Production Assistant

Philip Borg

Visual Effects

Bill Bost

Assistant

Matt Boyer

Matchmove Artist

James Boyle

Supervising Sound Editor

Matt Boyton

Costumes

Richard Bradshaw

Stunts

Jonathan Brady

Digital Artist

Paul Brady

Special Effects Technician

Sheldon Braithwaite

Compositor

David Breier

Property Master

Christopher Brennan

Special Effects Technician

Steve Bridgen

Transportation Coordinator

David Brighton

Special Effects Foreman

Michael Brinkley

Transportation

Matthew Bristowe

Head Of Production

Andrew Brittain

Compositor

Ryan Broad

Software Engineer

Ben Broadbridge

Special Effects Technician

Chris Brock

Production Manager

Anthony Brookman

Wardrobe

Max Brooks

Source Material

Jonathan Brouillat

Digital Artist

Cara Brower

Assistant Art Director

Ben Brown

Digital Artist

Jon R Brown

Visual Effects Coordinator

Kari Brown

Effects Assistant

Monique Brown

Production Assistant

Paul Brown

Grip

Randy Brown

Song

Robert Brown

Costume Supervisor

Trevor Brown

Colorist

Trevor Brown

Colorist

Grace Bruce

Stunts

Marc Bryant

Visual Effects

Ian Bryce

Producer

Rob Bryson

Digital Artist

Marc Brzezicki

Compositor

Billy Budo

Supervisor

Billy Budo

Other

Jaap Buitendijk

Still Photographer

Warren Burley

Adr

Kenny Burnett

Props

Julian Burt

Digital Artist

Ross Busby

Electrician

Zsolt Buti

Lighting Technician

Elise Butt

Visual Effects

Julian Butterfield

Special Effects Technician

Martha Alice Butterfield

Painter

Conor Byrne

Visual Effects Editor

Gemma Calder

Hair & Makeup

Andrew Calof

Studio Executive

Angus Cameron

Visual Effects

Frank Camilleri

Accounting Assistant

Claudio Campana

Art Department

David Campbell-bell

Location Manager

Jason Canovas

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Francesco Capone

Compositor

Marco Carboni

Digital Artist

Matthew Michael Carnahan

Screenplay

Matthew Michael Carnahan

Story By

Alex Carr

Visual Effects

Ean Carr

Compositing Supervisor

Ronan Carr

Visual Effects

Glen Carroll

Assistant Director

Giovanni Casadei

Digital Artist

Chas Cash

Effects Assistant

Kenneth Cassar

Special Effects Technician

Bruno Cassoni

Assistant Location Manager

André Castelão

Visual Effects

Tom Castellani

Visual Effects

Ken Catrall

Costumes

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Stephen Ceci

Film Lab

Chris Centrella

Grip

Ella Chaitow

Travel Coordinator

Justin Chan

Production Coordinator

Solene Chan-lam

Visual Effects

Kishan Chandran

Digital Artist

Jo Changer

Music Contractor

Nicole Chapman

Assistant Director

Tina Charad

Art Director

Simon Chase

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Satyendra Chaturvedi

Digital Artist

Matt Chessé

Editor

Michael Cheung

Visual Effects Editor

Laurence Chisholm

Production Assistant

Jung-yoon Choi

Digital Artist

Kathleen Chopin

Casting Director

Kathleen Chopin

Casting

Charles Chorein

Digital Artist

Tony Christian

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Dünya Savasi Z, Guerra Mundial Z, Pasaules kar? Z, Pasaulinis Karas Z, Svetovna vojna Z, Svetová Vojna Z, WWZ, Z világháború
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2013
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios ; Associated Press ; Branded Entertainment Network ; British Grove Studios ; CNN ; Cinephase ; Cinesite Europe, Ltd. ; Company 3 ; Framestore Cfc ; Getty Images ; Gk Films ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest Post Production ; Halon Entertainment ; Industrial Light + Magic ; Lola Visual Effects ; Paramount Pictures ; Plan B Entertainment ; Prime Focus Group ; Prologue Films ; Red Chutney ; Skydance Productions ; Technicolor ; The Moving Picture Company ; Twickenham Film Studios ; Twickenham Studios ; Warner Bros. Records ; Wazee Digital ; Winchester Film Financing Company
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Blitz-Cine Star ; Central Partnership ; Cinemart ; Empire ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Eone ; Finnkino Oy ; Forum ; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong) ; Karantanija ; Paramount Home Media ; Paramount Pictures ; Paramount Pictures Germany ; Paramount Pictures International (PPI) ; Ro Image 2000 ; Sam Film ; Toho-Towa Company ; United International Pictures ; Universal Pictures International ; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom; Valletta, Malta; Three Cities, Malta; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Hungary; London, England, UK

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States June 21, 2013

Released in United States on Video September 17, 2013

Based on the novel "World War Z" written by Max Brooks and published by Crown Publishing September 12, 2006.

Bryan Cranston was previously attached to co-star.

Matthew Fox previously attached as cast.

Colin Wilson was initially attached to line produce and John Nelson to supervise visual effects.

Film partially financed through the Hemisphere Tentpole Co-Financing Fund and included an "ultimates" deal through which the amount of Hemisphere's investment is tied to the film's early box office performance.

Paramount Pictures bought the rights to the novel by Max Brooks for a reported high six-figures.

Wide Release in United States June 21, 2013

Damon Lindelof was brought on board to write a polish for re-shoots after the film had wrapped, but contributed only an idea for Drew Goddard to write.

Released in United States on Video September 17, 2013

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.