Shit gets real in Brad Pitt starrer World War Z, as this new poster reveals. Faced by a tidal wave of zombies (not jam, as Father Ted's Dougal might have preferred), it appears Pitt has little time for the daily rituals of facial grooming; oh no wait, that's what he looks like EVERY day. Just SHAVE already.

In this post-apocalyptic edge-of-your-seat-er, Pitt stars as a UN employee tasked with saving all of mankind from an onslaught of flesh-eating zombies. Usually they recruit some superheroes for this kind of job - I'm thinking The Avengers - but nah, Pitt's probably more than capable. The question is, will he be up for it what with his habit of eating in more movie scenes than any actor ever? (Have you seen the Oceans movies? How he did not wind up obese is a mystery.)

It's been a while since we've seen him sink his teeth into some high-octane action so we're rather excited for this one. Though that's not to say it's not as gung-ho in the narrative as it is on action. In fact rumour has it the movie had to be edited ever so slightly due to its weighty political subject so you can expect quite a lot of bang for your buck here.

World War Z hits Irish cinemas on June 21st.