Fans of the bestselling book "World War Z" didn't respond favorably to Paramount's synopsis of the film version, which will star actor Brad Pitt in the lead role.
The film is based on the 2006 post-apocalyptic horror novel by author Max Brooks. The story takes place after the Zombie Wars and features the gathered stories of survivors looking back at what happened. "World War Z" is the follow-up book to Brooks' bestselling novel "The Zombie Survival Guide," which was published in 2003.
Paramount's movie version will differ from the book.
"The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself," Paramount said in a statement.
Readers know that a good book is hard to film and many on the Internet already aren't looking forward to the more "based on" premise rather than a formal visual retelling.
The film, directed by Marc Foster ("Quantum of Solace"), also stars Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), is scheduled to open June 12, 2012.