'World War Z,' 'This Is the End' (Photo: Paramount/Sony)
The End of the World, Again and Again...
We've survived the Mayan apocalypse. Can any scorched-earth doomsday proposition possibly scare us? Well, the best fear-mongering men will try: Morgan Freeman and Tom Cruise represent mankind's last hopes in "Oblivion" (April 12); Brad Pitt tracks down a zombie epidemic in "World War Z" (June 21); and "After Earth" stars father-son duo Will and Jaden Smith crash-landing on a devastated Earth, under the suspect direction of M. Night Shyamalan. That one comes out June 7 — a day of reckoning if we've ever seen one.
But why be so glum about Judgment Day? Bromancers Seth Rogen and James Franco imagine a annihilation as a celebrity roast in "This Is the End" (June 14), not to be confused with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in "The World’s End" (Oct. 25), in which the British take of the end involves a pub crawl. Cheers.
Watch the trailer for 'World War Z':
'World War Z' Theatrical Trailer