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'World War Z': The Revolt Will Be Fact Checked

World War Z dramatizes the global repercussions of a zombie pandemic -- what's the science behind the fiction?

June 20, 2013
7:00 PM EDT
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Lane infiltrates a zombie-infested research lab. | Paramount Pictures
World War Z's feral zombies climb over each other to scale a quarantine wall. | Paramount Pictures
In the film, one possible disease vector of the zombie outbreak is black market organ transplants. | Jens Kalaene/Corbis
In one of the film's most shocking sequences, zombies overrun the walled city of Jerusalem. | Paramount Pictures
The virus in the movie kills and zombifies within seconds, causing panic and mayhem. | Paramount Pictures
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