Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Director:

Marc Forster

Writers:

Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Drew Goddard (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos ... Karin Lane
Daniella Kertesz ... Segen
James Badge Dale ... Captain Speke
Ludi Boeken ... Jurgen Warmbrunn
Matthew Fox ... Parajumper
Fana Mokoena ... Thierry Umutoni
David Morse ... Ex-CIA Agent
Elyes Gabel ... Andrew Fassbach
Peter Capaldi ... W.H.O. Doctor
Pierfrancesco Favino ... W.H.O. Doctor
Ruth Negga ... W.H.O. Doctor
Moritz Bleibtreu ... W.H.O. Doctor
Sterling Jerins ... Constance Lane
Abigail Hargrove ... Rachel Lane
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Storyline

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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I can't leave my family


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Marc Forster and J. Michael Straczynski clashed throughout the writing process. Forster wanted to focus on the action, which Straczynski felt detracted from the story's main themes; he was more interested in remaining faithful to the book, focusing on the characters and the global reaction to the Zombie Apocalypse. Straczynski was eventually fired and replaced with Matthew Michael Carnahan, who made the film an action-adventure focused on a UN field specialist named Gerry Lane, dropping the book's first-person accounts. Brad Pitt had already been cast as Gerry before any script was written; in fact, Pitt had read the book and obtained the rights to it, and approached Forster about a possible adaptation. See more »

Goofs

When Connie (Gerry's youngest) complains that the water on the Navy ship tastes funny, one of the sailors says that it's jet fuel and another sailor explains that desal (the desalinization plant) has trouble filtering it out. However, a desal plant draws seawater from the ocean and processes it to potable water. It has nothing to do with jet fuel nor does it have any connections to the jet fuel system. Having jet fuel in the potable water system is basically impossible, short of someone deliberately contaminating it. Also, when there is too much water consumption, the system simply runs out of water. It does not get contaminated by other ship systems. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gerry Lane: If you can fight, fight. Be prepared for anything. Our war has just begun.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are shown in dark blueish color with intense music in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

An unrated cut released on home video adds almost seven minutes of additional action and some alternate/re-edited shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zomboat!: Episode #1.2 (2019) See more »

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Salaam
Written by Mosh Ben-Ari
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Loved this movie definitely worth watching
20 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

A good movie with many intense moments, a great plot, and stellar acting. The only downside to this movie is that it is not an original movie-it is one of hundreds of apocalyptic zombie films.


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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,411,834, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$202,359,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$540,007,876
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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