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22. "World War Z"
In theaters: December 21, 2012
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Bryan Cranston, David Morse, Matthew Fox
Lowdown: Gerry Lane is a UN employee who is assigned the task of traveling around the world to interview the survivors of a terrible global zombie apocalypse.
Drew McWeeny says: The Max Brooks book is amazing, and there have been various drafts along the way as J. Michael Straczynski and Matthew Michael Carnahan have been chipping away that have been very exciting and faithful and smart. This could well be the first Oscar-bait zombie movie, which is just plain weird to consider, but he subject could easily be handled with just the right touch. Plus Robert Richardson's shooting it, so it should be holy-crap amazing.