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World War Z Faces Real Gun Drama
Anti-terrorist team raids weapon store

11 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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World War Z Faces Real Gun Drama

While the action in front of the camera of Brad Pitt’s latest, World War Z, revolves around people running away from/killing nasty undead types, the drama behind it is turning out to be just as intense. The latest incident? A batch of weapons that had been planned for use by the production has been confiscated by Hungarian authorities as part of an anti-terrorism mission.

And the real problem with the guns? Turns out that instead of the safely neutralised examples that would avoid anyone getting hurt, the shooters were still very much in working order. "This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest,” said Hajdu Janos, director of the Anti-Terrorism Unit in a statement picked up by the Heat Vision Blog. “Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren't." Whoops doesn’t really begin to cover it…

It's not the first issue to have befallen to adaptation of Max Brook's sprawling zombie conflict tome. Fans of the book have already complained about the script's shift to a more proactive storyline which finds Pitt's UN worker now knee-deep in battling the undead menace. Plus, according to Us Weekly, the film, with Marc Forster at the helm, is now over budget and behind schedule after having already shot in Glasgow. Pitt is reportedly “furious” though we’ll be taking that one with a hefty serving of salt since Us Weekly isn’t exactly known for the searing accuracy in its reporting on any celebrity issue…


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potential classic in the making
the troubled production of this movie should not be an indication of how the movie may turn out, when thinking of troubled productions the one movie we all think of is jaws, and look how that turned out ! plus recent movie adaptations of apocaplyptyic books have been quite good. think of the road, and no country for old men. I have a feeling this could be a seminal movie for Brad Pitt xx More

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Potential Flop in the making...
I have a strong gut feeling that this film is gonna be a commercial flop for Brad Pitt. I hope not coz the book is a truly seminal piece of zombie fiction and im a massive fan of all things zombie. I just think theres too much bad press to make die hard fans of the material think twice about going the cinema to watch it and also that the subject matter will not be enough to stir neutral fans to watch it. Theres seems to be hardly any positive news about the production from top to bottom and they More

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