Though it fell short of Monsters University's domestic figures, Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse epic World War Z earned $118 million at the global box office and posted the largest opening weekend of any original live-action film since Avatar.
If you were one of the many who have already found time to see World War Z, you might remember that—during the scene when Pitt and his family board an aircraft carrier in a safe zone—you see U.S. military forces moving the Constitution and, presumably, the Declaration of Independence, onto the ship.
After seeing the film, the folks at New York magazine reached out to an expert in the matter to ascertain what would actually happen to ensure the safety of America's sacred documents should the undead rise and attack, devouring human flesh and laying waste to the country's infrastructure.
Unsurprisingly, there's a plan in place, but you're not allowed to know about it.
We posed this question to David Ferrier0, who, as Archivist of the United States, oversees the National Archives, where the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights — what are known as the Charters of Freedom — are displayed and stored.