It was Brad Pitt’s first visit to our shores and Sydney fans welcomed him with great gusto. Pitt had come to attend the Australian premiere of his latest cinematographic offering ‘World War Z’. An action-apocalyptic horror film, directed by Marc Forster based on the novel by Max Brooks of the same name.
Flying in on a private jet, the morning of the premiere, Pitt was accompanied by son Pax and the film’s director Marc Foster. The trio were whisked away by waiting cars to a Sydney hotel, before Pitt looking fresh and relaxed, emerged to walk solo down the red carpet. He casually chose to don a black suit and dark shirt, tying his hair back in a ponytail.
The fans were not disappointed. With charismatic suave, he flashed that famous smile, stopping for photographs with the adoring public.
In interviews Pitt quashed rumors that he might be working on the movie ‘ 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea’. Filming is scheduled for later this year on the Gold Coast.
“David Fincher is developing that and it’s really good. I’ve seen the visuals but that’s not for me” Pitt said.
In describing ‘World War Z’, Pitt spoke about our inert fear of global pandemics. The movie he said taps into the attached emotions, in particular the bonds that form between people in situations of crisis. He also spoke of how the film fuses high action and deep emotion as his character, Gerry Lane, searches the world for an answer to the zombie pandemic.
Also seen walking the red carpet – Amanda Keller, Samantha Armytage, Nikki Phillips, Gigi Edgley, Rhiannon Fish and Reece Mastin. Capturing the star studded event, jet setting celebrity snapperazzo Anthony Licuria, of APL Photography.
World War Z plays in cinemas from June
Words by Shiva