Dawn of the IDF, with a little help from Brad Pitt

Trailer for 'World War Z': Pitt enlists IDF to help fight off 1,000s of zombies trying to take over the world.

November 11, 2012 18:07
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Brad Pitt in  World War Z

Brad Pitt in World War Z. (photo credit: Screenshot)


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When Brad Pitt's character in the movie World War Z is tasked with saving the world from a zombie pandemic, he receives help from an unlikely source - the IDF.

In a trailer released recently, Pitt can be seen fighting off swarms of zombies in the movie based on New York Times best-selling book of the same name by author Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks.

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In the book, Israel is the only country to take serious action when a swarm of zombies threatens to take over the world. Israel sets up a nationwide quarantine, closing borders to everyone except Jews and Palestinians who are uninfected.

None of the action shots that are set in Israel were filmed on location, with Malta serving as substitute for Jerusalem.

Jeruslem under attack in scene from World War Z (screenshot)

The film does, however, feature at least three Israeli actors, including Noa Bodner as a female IDF soldier, Gil Cohen-Alloro as an IDF general and Daniella Kertesz as an IDF officer.

The film, which has a budget of around $125 million, is expected to released in June 2013.

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