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Brad Pitt: CinemaCon 2013 Presentation for 'World War Z'!

Brad Pitt: CinemaCon 2013 Presentation for 'World War Z'!

Brad Pitt waves to the audience at the 2013 CinemaCon Off and Running: Gala Opening Night Presentation on Monday (April 15) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 49-year-old actor presented footage from his new film World War Z during the Paramount Pictures presentation for the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.

“Four years ago I knew nothing about Zombies but now I consider myself an expert,” Brad said (via Deadline). “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.’ We were faced with two Herculean challenges. 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? What you are about to see is our answer to those two questions. We got a little carried away. I think you are going to like this as much as my boys are going to.”

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  • lurker

    awww looking good mr pitt,looking forward to WWZ

  • omg

    He is so beautiful.

  • Dakota

    Brad Pitt’s new movie, WWZ, looks exciting. Anxious to see it. He looks great!

  • Ⱦamsin

    The druggie and his greasy hair. Poor thing, he’s trying hard to look hip and cool for the younger crowds despite knowing he’s not A list like Depp or Downey. Nothing can save this $200m turddd from tanking. :D

  • fyi

    Video: Selena Gomez on Ellen show talking about meeting Brad Pitt. She said Brad came to her dress room after her performance to ask to take a picture with her because his kids are Selena’s fans. Selena said Brad was very nice, Brad was so pretty.

  • Cassi


  • Ⱦamsin

    Michael K said it…

    MTV got Brad Pitt to the MTV Movie Awards last night by leaving a trail of weed buds from his front door to the Sony Pictures Studio in Los Angeles and they got him to present the last award by giving him a giant bowl of Taco Bell meat and Funyuns stew. Brad Pitt showed up to the MTV Movie Awards looking so damn stoned that I bet if you sucked his mouth while plugging his ear holes with your fingers, you’d breathe in a huge cloud of weed smoke. Dude is a human bong.

    Brad pulled his greasy locks into a ponytail and I know I’m supposed to hate it, but I don’t. I can’t hate it, because bitch has lunch lady hair. Lunch lady hair is the look. If you threw a hairnet over his head, he’d look like he should be throwing down a greasy slice of square pizza on your pastel green lunch tray.

    Brad Pitt also has the same hairstyle as this cholo grandpa who would ride around my cousin’s neighborhood on a little boy’s bicycle and he’d sing oldies at the top of his lungs. Brad Pitt’s cholo grandpa look would be complete if he wore a clear shower cap, a gold cross necklace and had some kind of neck tattoo.

    So what I’m saying is that Brad Pitt’s lunch lady/cholo grandpa hair IS the look.


  • Just Sayin

    Love the way Brad promotes WWZ. Can’t wait for the movie, it is going to be a huge hit.

  • Lucian

    Brad is so hot.

  • WWZ

    CinemaCon: Paramount Kicks Off Convention With Brad Pitt, ‘Star Trek’, Michael Bay

    With the voiceover announcing the entrance of Brad Pitt, the crowd packing the enormous Colosseum Theatre got momentarily excited.

    After the Trek presentation Moore played the World War Z trailer in 3D before the voice over announcer introduced Pitt for real this time. Introducing an equally extended look at his film, which underwent expensive delays and extensive reshoots but is now finally being released June 21, Pitt made only a veiled reference to the difficulty of making a Zombie epic. “Four years ago I knew nothing about Zombies but now I consider myself an expert,” he said. “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. We were faced with two Herculean challenges. 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? What you are about to see is our answer to those two questions. We got a little carried away. I think you are going to like this as much as my boys are going to.” With that the footage showed the opening sequences of an initial Zombie attack, another where Pitt attempts to find a way to keep them out of a walled -in Jerusalem, and a harrowing scene set on an airliner where they are turned loose on the passengers. Moore confidently predicted this will be one of the biggest films of the summer and the footage shown certainly had the crowd on the edge of their seats.


    old dude

  • WWZ

    Next came a brief presentation for June’s World War Z from Brad Pitt himself. Leading off the preview was the latest trailer (shown in 3D), followed by three extended 2D scenes from various points in the story. Pitt’s on-stage presence electrified the audience, but the footage itself delivered audible positive reactions. The combination of Pitt and an apocalyptic summer blockbuster is definitely starting to show its potential. While the footage itself bears loose resemblances to the book it’s based on, general audiences probably won’t care. Competition in June will be stiff, but interest in World War Z just kicked up a notch or two as far as the CinemaCon crowd is concerned.

  • fyi

    Youtube version of Selena Gomez fangirling over Brad Pitt on Ellen Show.

  • Ⱦamsin

    Pothead considering himself an expert? LMAO, what does he know about italian zombies, or Romero zombies. From the way he ruined that adaptation -creating a dumbed down, PG-13, gore-less film-, it looks like he took a crash course on zombie lore by smoking up a brick of afghan hashish, and playing “Plants vs Zombies”. LOL.

    And yes, way to describe it Pitty- you just admitted you ruined your chances of making a decent zombie film just so that your kids can admire you for it. There’s a reason why every zombie movie that’s been a hit was made with adult audiences in mind. I hope you enjoy another flop! :D

  • Cassi

    Brad does promotions based on movies’ budget. For WWZ, it is a big budget, he also produces, he will promote hell out of it. The promotion is starting. Brad rocks.

  • umm

    I wonder which jp kids are Selena’s fans, I guess Z and Vivi.

  • Erica

    So excited for WWz. We are going to get tons of Brad pics in the coming days, weeks, and months. Love it.

  • tweet

    Christopher Lawrence ‏@Life_OnTheCouch now

    I swear I heard a woman two rows over start to ovulate when Brad Pitt came out to introduce #WorldWarZ footage. #cinemacon

  • twitter

    This person gets it. This is what WWZ is supposed to be. A big, fun, scary, silly, summer action movie.

    “Can the World War Z movie be as amazing as Max Brooks’ oral history novel? Probably not, but that’s doesn’t mean it can’t be an interesting action movie all on its own. We saw a ton of intense, brutal footage at CinemaCon — including one set piece you’ll be talking about for days.

    We’ve found a way to make peace with the World War Z movie: By disassociating the film the book. After getting bludgeoned by the relentless footage we saw tonight, we finally get WWZ. It’s a big dumb scary movie, that might just keep you on the edge of your chair for hours.

    Before the actual short screening, Brad Pitt said he wanted to make a movie his sons could see (before they were 18) that they would actually like. And they’re really into zombies. He should say this before anybody watches the trailer, because it all makes sense now. This movie is basically a Hollywood version of your child’s backyard fantasy. Blow everything straight to hell. And once we got on board with that, it was actually quite fun.

    It is so intense, if you can make it through this movie without blacking out after the relentless scares, you’re going to have fun. It’s like Transformers, back when Transformers was fun — only not terrible and with no shaky-cam. But every bit as silly.”


  • groundcontrol

    He really has a beautiful face. No matter what he does he can’t disguise that. LOL!
    I’m really getting a bit excited about WWZ. I’m also relieved it’s reportedly avoided being too gory. Gore isn’t necessary for scaring the living daylights out of people or creating a suspense filled scenario.

  • Bambi

    Oh, I love Las Vegas. I’m thrilled by the great suite Brad got for me at Mr Wynn’s beautiful hotel. Now, if only I can figure out a way to get Brad into the bathtub before we play rub-a-dub-dub, if you know what I mean.

  • Passing Through

    MTV and CinemaCon in the same week, huh? Well, at ;east Par\Plan B\GKF\Etc. are pulling out all the stops for this sucker. Brad’s going to be hella busy for at least the next 8 weeks. That should give the trolls enough time to stock up on Depends and Preparation H…cuz, I gotta feelin’ they’re gonna get messy…literally…

  • Passing Through

    # 12 WWZ @ 04/16/2013 at 1:23 am
    Pitt’s on-stage presence electrified the audience,
    Anyone who sees Brad or Angie in person always remarks on how electrofying their presence is and that you can’t take your eyes off them. It always reminds me of the Vogue article – “Brad’s coming! Brad’s coming!” LOL. Suck it, Tampon!

  • Passing Through

    # 18 tweet @ 04/16/2013 at 1:43 am
    LOL. That wasn’t a woman. It was Tampon. Hope Brad’s got enough security with him…

  • rhea

    Brad is so hot, will always be hot…and I love him ..long hair short hair clean shaven or not. he is so fine..i could listen to him talk for days.

  • elizabeth

    Brad Pitt rocks. Cant wait for the movie….fans pass it on pls see the movie..hello to all the jpf fans.

  • hag

    my man, my son and me will watch wwz on opening day! i love u brad and Angelina.

  • Brad Pitt is a stoner and LIAR

    ‘He explained to Entertainment Weekly: “At the time, I was really interested in a more political film, using the zombie trope as a kind of Trojan horse for asking, ‘What would happen to sociopolitical lines if there was a pandemic like this? Who would be on top? Who would be the powerful countries and who would be the most vulnerable?’

    “We wanted to really explore that, but it was just too much. We got bogged down in it; it was too much to explain. ‘


    ‘“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.”

  • well

    Even young beautiful girl Selena Gomez has to admit Brad Pitt is very pretty.

  • rhea

    @Brad Pitt is a stoner and LIAR:

    what is the so called lie? he wanted to make a movie his boys would like..they like zombies…just because they changed how the story would go doesnt make anything he said a lie geesh. i know haters gotta hate but cant they also be able to read and comprehend a little? guess not

  • Jen the hag

    rhea @ 04/16/2013 at 4:06 am

    Jenhags failed in READING COMPREHENSION that’s why they don’t get what they post bwahahhahhh!

  • tweet

    John Sullivan ‏@OzSeekerView now

    @TheLightWirral Brad Pitt came on stage to introduce World War Z – and gave us some great taster pieces / another must see! :)

  • tweet

    Emeli. ‏@EmeliGothard now

    Selena was so cute when she met Brad Pitt.

  • Tam tam tam sin

    Bambi @ 04/16/2013 at 2:08 am
    Oh, I love Las Vegas. I’m thrilled by the great suite Brad got for me at Mr Wynn’s beautiful hotel. Now, if only I can figure out a way to get Brad into the bathtub before we play rub-a-dub-dub, if you know what I mean.

    more details, more details
    pitt washable hair? thanks

  • Tam tam tam sin

    date for the wedding of brangelina
    19 March of the 2050

  • Tam tam tam sin

    Cliniqua is a fan of edward cullen

  • Phool

    First and Foremost my heart & prayers goes out to the casualties and those who are fatally injured at the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day and their families. They are all in my prayers, may God give them strength to pull together and stronger out of this absolutely horrific attack.
    I cannot comprehend in what happened ,there are no amount of words to describe the evil Individual / individuals, that was responsible for this atrocity I hope you Rot in hell and get caught and pay for your actions in harming innocent human beings.
    I just cant imagine from the prospective of the participants ( runners) and its sheer spectators ( families & friends and bystanders) from sheer euphoria had turned into sheer terror by some sick individuals senseless actions. Actions like these puts things into prospective, things such as life we take granted for we never know whats around the corner.
    My mind cant get over the utter shock on what those spectators and runners must be going through at that precise minute, one minute you are drained , exhausted by running all that year long effort is going to be achived , you are only minutes away from your goal and nearing the finish line, and then you are looking up and seeing the finish line near you, and your exhaustion turns into elation by seeing the faces of your friends and family cheering you on chanting “you can make it”, the last thing you are looking for is an armageddon happening before your eyes.
    Again I cant believe we had to witness this another Truly horrific attack on our doorstep, my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected in Boston & those people who were there from around the world God Bless you all.

  • the ring
  • Phool

    Good Morning ladies:

    Especially shout out to all the lovely ladies out there Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Premalee, Busted, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, 4Q, lylian, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, JPS, MIR, JP Fan, Tweet, Well, Who, Women Spanish, Sunny and all the lurkers out there I hope you all well and safe just cant get over the shock of seeing the atrocity that happened in Boston god bless you all.

    If any Fans are from Boston & areas around that have loved ones there, you are all in my prayers God bless you all, you all are in my prayers may God keep you all well and out of harms way.

  • Rose

    @Phool: Good morning Phool, how are you today? I shed a tear again this morning for the people of Boston. Watching the people running away from from the carnage reminded me so much of 9/11, brings back such sad memories. I also noticed while some were running away some were running to help those injured. It is a testament to the good nature of the common men and women.

  • Rose

    @Jen the hag: Good morning JTH, how are you today. I have to give mad props for taking on dirty Joe yesterday for trying to put Guest down saying she should not put Brad and Paul Newman in the same sentence. I like Paul Newman and was a fan of his salad dressings and some of his movies. You set troll Joe straight because he did not even knew that Paul Newman left his Pregnant wife when he fell in love with Joan W. And had a drinking problem. That’s a troll for you, alway talking out of their rear end. JTH, thanks again for setting the record straight,

  • Rose

    I saw. Couple of TWEETS last night saying the Jolie Pitts are in LV. I thought the trolls say they are not living together because they broke up.

    I love S Gomez saying how Pretty Brad Pitt is and how nervous she was to meet him she hid under the salad table for two minutes.
    that was a cute story, poor trolls, a 20 year old girl says Brad Pitt is Pretty. I also love Ellen DeG saying Brad is such a nice man and he’s taken, that was cute. I have not heard one person who have met Brad or Angie say one bad thing to say about them. On the other hand, several people who have met Ticky can’t stand that B.

  • busted

    Can’t believe Jared got the pics up so fast. I had no idea he would be there. Great surprise for the people attending.

    Well the promotion is heating up. I love all the reactions from the people who have actually seen the footage. All good. This looks like a hit.. hopefully we will get more pics Love seeing him.

  • Phool

    Good Morning Rose
    How are you my dear ? Yes incidents like these bring back very unhappy memories for some of us who had loved ones that have gone through and faced similar circumstances like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. Yes you are right in your perception in saying some people were running away in sheer panic but some were running back towards the injured, regardless of facing the uncertantity what may happen as the explosions was still happening but still didn’t deter from the fact of helping others, not everyone is the same Rose.
    While I write this post about the Boston victims & injured with heavy heart, it also shames me to see people like the Aniston trolls carried on regardless of the current event as if nothing happened. Its people and individuals like these that are a stain on society and should be ashamed of their actions. Rose should I have expected any better from them? , Truthfully speaking Rose,one wants to have some faith in human kind just maybe a little hint of empathy, but Alas these trolls like (Tamshiit) are the same individuals that carried on making fun of people they hate under the cloud of bigger weather related atrocities remember when Hurricane Sandy was happening ? these same Sick individuals they carried on mocking and laughing regardless of the consequences, so Rose truthfully speaking I wouldn’t put it past them even posting hate when 9/11 happened. Like I said before there is Evil under the sun in every way or form amongst us.
    Enough of that It makes me more angry and Id rather put my energy for some good and pray for the unfortunate 3 lost souls of Boston and pray their families overcome from this senseless attack and I pray for the wellbeing of the 117 people critically injured may god give them strength to carry on and overcome this atrocity . unlike Trolls Id rather use my energy in a positive way in posting good and praying for the well being than in hating people that have done no harm.

  • Rose

    Good morning to the fabulous Jolie Pitt Fans, how is everyone today? Special shout out to the fans in Boston, you are in my prayers.
    Special shout out to: Phool, Susan, LTJPs, Passing Through, FALP, GC, Dawne, busted, Shi Baby, Premalee, CLINIQUA, Anustin, Jaye, FYI 12, JTH, a Lurker, Lylian, just lurking, Tish, juju, Yoco, plez, and all the fans lurking, everyone have a great day.

  • Dc

    God, he’s gorgeous. Well my family definitely is seeing World war Z, my hubby and son love zombies, we can’t wait.

    Love you Mr. Pitt!

  • Phool

    ## Rose @ 04/16/2013 at 6:22 am
    While Salina Gomez Knows Brad Pitts name she still calls Ticky as “Rachel” lol, didn’t she give an interview just recently saying that as she saw “Rachel” she ran away lol yes her only claim to fame after how many years in Showbiz is still “Rachel”to people.
    Rose people always are in Awe when meeting Brad and Angie I don’t think I have ever heard that much fawning and Awing for any other celeb out there apart from Brad & Angie and when people are lucky enough to meet them they come away with even better perception of them all things good.
    PS I saw your shout out thought you hated me? yes I have read the previous posts & Rose I read them ALL lol so I though you were going to demote my name into second best and put Passing Through’s FIRST especially in your early morning shout outs lol. As she is one sensitive soul she’s proven that there’s no getting out of it
    PT,especially after the “forgetting of PT hello scandal gate” lmao or should I be lucky i’m on the list at all Rose? Joking
    Wasn’t there Tweets saying the whole family is in LV with Brad I love it they always coincide their promotions with still time to entertain the kids in the meanwhile I guess we will have sightings of the family soon especially if they are in LV. I think Brad is going to leave his hair long till “Fury” filiming starts I guess he will get a “crewcut” then, considering the theme of the movie. He still looks good in every style.

  • Phool

    @Passing Through
    Hi PT I cant believe how right you were about the time-line of Brads appearance at MTV ,when you said prior to his MTV attendance that Brad will not be sitting in the audience and he will just pop in the last minute, might just saty half an hour the most then he’d be gone, you were right on the money on that one.
    Can I ask a favour could you tell me this weeks lottery numbers well I have more chances getting something than none, so you were saying the first number is ……?.

  • Grandpa Brad

    ooooh,,bad lighting

  • Rose

    @Phool: Phool, you made me laugh out loud just now. Phool, I totally forget you were demoted to third spot, :-), see what’s happening to me, I’m all consumed with Jodi and the Einstein IQ. and her Frankenstein personality, lol. I believe I made up with PT, Jaye, I’m not sure what I’m going to do about her, I have to give her much thought so whatever it is it will be really good, lol.
    Salina G was too cute, saying Brad was pretty, can you imagine, the man is 49 and a young lady is calling him pretty. I remember Premalee saying when you meet Angie is something you never forget. Prm is so lucky to have met her.
    My daughter reminded me last night we stayed at that hotel at the corner of where the bombing went off in Boston about 10 years ago. Phool, the NE has been through quite a lot in recent years. They are saying the kinds of injuries from the bombs are like the injuries in Afghanistan at war time. Lots of limbs blown off.