Often said to be America’s ‘original sin’, slavery is a topic which has formed the basis of many a powerful drama. Most recently, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg have each analysed the subject in their own unique ways in Django Unchained (2012) and Lincoln (2012) respectively, and the next to do so will be Steve McQueen. After garnering acclaim for Hunger (2008) and sex addiction drama Shame (2012), the director’s latest endeavour, 12 Years a Slave (2013), will see him tackle the oft-examined topic in typically candid fashion, with the first trailer released online earlier this week.
After a relatively quiet 2012 (Andrew Dominik’s superb recession-hit mob thriller Killing Them Softly aside), Hollywood mega-star Brad Pitt looks to have an extremely busy 2013 ahead of him, with no fewer than four films already on his slate. The second, and arguably the most anticipated of those features, is Marc Forster’s World War Z (2013), an adaptation of Max Brooks’ (son of Mel) popular novel of the same name, which documents the coming global zombie apocalypse. Along with an uninspired teaser poster, a 30-second sneak peek was released earlier in the week, followed by today’s full trailer. One thing is for certain – the z-heads on show aren’t of your slow, shuffling, garden variety.
Watch the trailer for World War Z at CineVue here.