World War Z

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane and his family sit in heavy traffic in Philadelphia while the radio reports on a rabies outbreak that has spread internationally. They are attacked by masses of zombies, and those bitten become zombies as well. As the attacks continue, the Lanes narrowly escape and flee to an apartment complex to be extracted by a helicopter sent by Gerry’s former UN colleague, Thierry Umutoni, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

They reach the helicopter and are taken to a U.S. Navy vessel off the coast of New York City, where a team of analysts and military personnel is analyzing the scope of the worldwide outbreak. A virologist, Dr. Andrew Fassbach, argues that the plague is a virus, whose origin must be found in order for a vaccine to be developed. Because of his expertise as a former UN investigator, Gerry is tasked with helping investigate the virus and help Fassbach find the outbreak’s source. After the Navy threatens to kick Gerry and his family off the ship if he doesn’t help, Gerry reluctantly agrees to fly to Camp Humphreys, a military base in South Korea where the word “zombie” was supposedly first used in reference to the outbreak.