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“World War Z” will feature fast-moving zombies, according to new set video

“World War Z” will feature fast-moving zombies, according to new set video (photo)

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News about the film adaptation of Max Brooks’ “World War Z” has garnered mixed reactions due to some drastic changes from the source material in terms of both style and content. A new video of the film’s set has found its way to the Internet, and given its portrayal of the flesh-munching undead, it’s likely to upset some fans as well.

For decades, most people’s idea of a zombie was a lurching, mindless automaton, terrifying in its otherworldliness and on account of sheer numbers. But starting with Danny Boyle’s 2002 film, “28 Days Later,” more movies started making use of zombies that weren’t afraid to break into a sprint when there was human flesh on the line. Like “Dawn of the Dead,” “Left 4 Dead” and other popular zombie media, “World War Z” will be going with the quicker variety of undead, as seen in the video below.

Another departure from the classic George Romero school of Zombieology is seen in the way that the video’s victim transforms. Traditionally, this is a slow, painstaking progress, allowing for one of a film’s bolder characters to mercifully put a comrade down before they completely change. By contrast, the zombie plague of “World War Z” appears to be remarkably fast acting, as it causes a bitten human to jerk and spasm his way into the ranks of the undead in mere moments.

Check out the video and then make sure to tell us what you think about the zombie portrayals in “World War Z” in the comments below and on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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