Brad Pitt says he made World War Z because of his sons Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, and Knox, 4.
Speaking at the CinemaCon convention on Monday – the actor explained to reporters, “Four years ago I knew nothing about zombies but now I consider myself an expert. This whole thing started because I just wanted to do a film my boys could see before they turned 18, one they liked anyway and they loved zombies. So we settled on Max Brooks’ book called World War Z.”
Pitt – who also raises Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and Vivienne, 4, with Angelina Jolie – also revealed that deciding to do the film was a challenge.
“How do we keep the global spectacular dynamic scope of the book and how do we originate a zombie film that’s been done quite often and really really well?”
The LA Times reports Pitt plays a United Nations employee trying to save his family and the world from a zombie pandemic. He encounters fast-moving zombies on planes, on the crowded streets of Jerusalem and in traffic jams.
Introducing a clip he added, “What you are about to see is our answer to those two questions,” he continued. “We got a little carried away. I think you are going to like this as much as my boys are going to.”