Director Marc Forster's zombie drama World War Z has been given a production start date, with filming to commence in June. Production will reportedly take place in the United Kingdom, Malta, and Hungary.

Last month, we reported that pre-production is under way at Elstree Studios in London, which indicated that production would start in June. It seems that earlier report is now proven to be accurate.

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Brad Pitt is locked in to star in World War Z, although we haven't officially heard who his co-stars may be yet. Another report from April indicated The Killing star Mireille Enos is in discussions to portray Brad Pitt's wife. Anthony Mackie was also offered a role, although the actor is currently shooting Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in New Orleans, so it seems unlikely he will be available for World War Z.

Marc Forster is directing World War Z from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, which is adapted from the Max Brooks novel. The story follows the few who managed to stay human after a zombie epidemic spreads throughout the world.