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 (email@example.com)
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 »
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 »
If you can fight, fight. Be prepared for anything. Our war has just begun.
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The opening logos are shown in dark blueish color with intense music in the background. See more »
An unrated cut released on home video adds almost seven minutes of additional action and some alternate/re-edited shots. See more »