IDF to fight zombie invasion in Hollywood's 'World War Z'

Click photo to download. Caption: Brad Pitt stars in "World War Z", a movie which features Israel as one of the only countries that take seriously an impending zombie attack. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to In 2013, Brad Pitt will star in the Hollywood action flick titled "World War Z," a movie based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name by author Matt Brooks (son of Mel Brooks) about a zombie pandemic threatening to wipe out the human race. In the movie, the U.S., along with almost every other country, is unprepared for the attack.

Which country does take the zombie threat seriously? According to the plot, as the infection spreads, Israel is the only country to take the proper measures, initiating a nationwide quarantine and closing its borders to everyone except uninfected Jews and Palestinians seeking a safe haven from abroad. Needless to say, the Israeli government’s decision in the film to include saving Palestinians nearly leads to a civil war. In the official trailer, available here actors playing Israeli soldiers can be seen shooting hoards of deadly zombies invading the Holy Land. 

Israeli actors Noa Bodner (Israel Defense Forces soldier), Gil Cohen-Alloro (IDF general) and Daniella Kertesz (IDF officer) have roles in the film, slated for release in the U.S. next June. As for countries like Pakistan and Iran, according to the plot they destroy each other in a nuclear war after the Iranian government attempts to stem the flow of Pakistani refugees. In this YouTube clip Brad Pitt can be seen on set meeting and mingling with IDF soldiers in the alleyways of Jerusalem. In actuality, the soldiers are actors and the set is located not in Jerusalem, but Malta. 

Posted on November 9, 2012 .