Proving that vampires are so last year and zombies are most definitely ‘in’, the film tells of a zombie outbreak that threatens mankind’s existence, like Dawn of the Dead meets 28 Days Later crossed with 2012.

Pitt plays a United Nations employee who travels the world as the zombie threat spreads round the globe and is directly involved in trying to find out a way to stop it as governments and nations are overrun.

The film is directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), and is due for release August next year.