February 1st, 2013
03:18 PM ET
The Super Bowl commercials are descending fast and furious ahead of Sunday's big game, and that flurry of ads now includes the game day trailer for the upcoming "World War Z."
The movie's based on Max Brooks' novel that recounts a zombie apocalypse through a series of interviews with survivors. Due out in June, it's one of our picks for the biggest and buzziest movies of the year.
The full-length trailer, which was released last fall, shows Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family stuck in a traffic jam in New York. When Lane gets out of his car to investigate, that's when the mayhem begins.
The Super Bowl ad is just 30 seconds, tightened for maximum impact. The clip still begins with the peaceful car game, but then quickly cuts to the chaos that erupts on the streets of NYC. As Lane attempts to get his family to safety, a voiceover informs us that the devastation is global as bodies begin to pile up: the East Coast is wiped out, and China is lost.
"World War Z" is set to arrive June 23. Think the Super Bowl ad makes it look worth the wait?
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