World War Z

Synopsis: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.
Director(s): Marc Forster
Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 24 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
66%
PG-13
Year:
2013
116 min
$202,351,611
Website
2,442 Views

FEMALE RADIO ANNOUNCER 1:

This is J.T.L. Morning News.

This is Holly Chadwick.

FEMALE RADIO ANNOUNCER 2:

Thanks for joining us.

We have a great show

in store for you this morning.

MALE RADIO ANNOUNCER: Well, it's

a great morning to be in the studio.

BRITISH NEWSMAN 1: Authorities have

confirmed an avian flu outbreak.

WEATHERMAN:

Forecast, cloudy skies...

NEWSMAN 2:
Good morning.

Reporting from Brighton.

MALE EPIDEMIOLOGIST:

This will be a different scenario

if the virus changes in a way that allows

transmission between humans.

- So, let's get started.

- (CHEERING)

FEMALE REPORTER 1: Yet again today,

another group of dolphins

became stranded.

CO2 emissions have

dramatically increased in...

TV ANCHORMAN:
Are there any

real threats that you know of?

Not at all.

SOUTH AFRICAN NEWSWOMAN:

Environmentalists are trying

to determine the cause of death.

FEMALE REPORTER 2:

At alert level six,

W.H.O. guidelines for governments...

Your socks are so cute! I like them.

Police say they've seen

similar cases recently

of people behaving strangely.

TV ANCHORWOMAN:

The U.N. health agency is not likely

to recommend official travel restrictions.

OLDER BRITISH MAN:

It's a little bit unsettling.

MICHIO KAKU:
They're not physicists.

They're not engineers.

They think it's just gonna go away.

They live in a fantasy parallel universe.

FEMALE CALLER:
Right on top

of the man, beating him.

The man is bleeding.

BRITISH NEWSMAN:

Twenty-one confirmed cases.

All the talk

about a doomsday is a big hoax.

MALE REPORTER:

The subject growled at him

and continued to maul the victim.

NEWSWOMAN:
The best estimate

is about 15,000 in the U.K.

EPIDEMIOLOGIST:

We don't know if this is spreading.

BRITISH NEWSMAN:

Rhythms of change...

EPIDEMIOLOGIST:

So far there's no manifestation.

(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)

MAN 1:
Monitors have arrived,

even carrying them...

MAN 2:
With that much

public at risk, we cannot...

MAN 3:
They're trying to move us on,

trying to tell the journalists to get out.

(CHILDREN SQUEALING EXCITEDLY)

(GERRY GROANS)

CONNIE:
Wake up!

- Oh, creatures in our bed...

- (GERRY LAUGHS)

(LAUGHTER)

- No sleeping!

- (KARIN GRUNTS)

Oh, you're getting very big.

- What do you want to eat?

- GIRLS:
Pancakes!

We got a lot more sunshine today.

You have to only say one word.

GERRY:
Hey, by the way,

what do you want for your birthday?

(WHISPERS) Say a puppy.

A puppy.

GERRY:
You mean

a stuffed animal puppy?

Because that we can do.

Scusi.

KARIN:
Good morning.

That looks yummy.

RACHEL:
She gets the bigger one?

CONNIE:
Yeah, sorry.

KARIN:
She's tiny.

Did you pack your, um, inhaler?

Bathroom sink.

- In a minute?

- Scootch! Go.

MALE REPORTER:
The government

has declared martial law.

Daddy, what's martial law?

Uh... (LAUGHS)

Martial law is like house rules,

but for everybody.

Were you ever

in places like that with your old job?

GERRY:
Mmm-hmm.

But I quit my old job

so I could be with you.

Do you miss it?

GERRY:
No, I like my new job.

All you do is make pancakes

in the morning! (CHUCKLES)

Yeah, but I'm really good at it.

- (SING-SONG) Look who I found!

- Oh!

STUFFED ANIMAL:

Here comes the number 12 train!

GERRY:
It's not Subway Sam, is it?

You want more pancakes?

Good.

Go, go, go. Come on, scootch!

CONNIE:
At least...

KARIN:
Move it on out.

Hey! Plates in the sink!

CONNIE:
Later!

KARIN:
Do that when we get back!

(VEHICLES HONKING)

Uh... Does it live in the jungle?

(INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

Oooh.

No.

Do you eat it on Sundays?

(CHUCKLES) No.

Does it live

on the Great Plains of Africa?

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Matthew Michael Carnahan

Matthew Michael Carnahan (sometimes credited as Matt Carnahan) is an American screenwriter who wrote the feature film The Kingdom (2007), and the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama serial State of Play. Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for Lions for Lambs for United Artists. His brother is Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed Narc (2002), Smokin' Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010). More recently, he worked on the screenplay for the zombie film World War Z (2013). He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nemesis with his brother Joe Carnahan. more…

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