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Marc Forster On World War Z's Reshoots
And those fast zombies

23 April 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Empire

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World War Z

The adaptation of Max Brooks' World War Z has hit some bumps in the road on its way to the screen, but with the release date fast approaching we recently persuaded director Marc Forster to address some of the questions about the film and tell us why he went for fast zombies. Here's what he told us about that rumoured seven weeks of reshoots.

"No, seven weeks is not correct. We shot for about four-and-a-half. Reshooting was always normal! ...Our reshoots were a little more exposed in the press because we had a different ending. We felt a different ending would serve the movie better. It's the same if you're buying a house and you roll out a nice Persian carpet for your living room and you realise it doesn't really fit."

The film, which will be a PG-13 in the US ("It wasn't an issue," says Forster of the rating), also features fast, swarming zombies.

"What is interesting is the way the zombies move. I was looking at nature and how ants move. They're having this feeding frenzy, and when they're going after the last resources they build this tower of babel, this building of disease. In a sense, [the zombies] are moving fast in a feeding frenzy and need stimulation, otherwise they're roaming and slow. When a shark smells blood he attacks; otherwise he's just roaming around."

The results, of course, remain to be seen when World War Z reaches cinemas on June 21, starring Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, Bryan Cranston, Matthew Fox and Mireille Enos.

For more on the film, pick up the new Empire when it hits shops on Thursday April 25.

 

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RE: The book is average at best.
L: geostewart66 I'm sorry but your all being naive to think to think a exact copy of the novel on screen would interest anyone but the fan boys. There are too many characters that are entirely unrelated to each other, and are separated by geography, culture and time so that a casual viewer would be lost as to who was who and related to the last guy in what way? Movies are not made for fans. They are made for profit. You can moan all you want about Constatntine's hair being a differen More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:52 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

The book is average at best.
I'm sorry but your all being naive to think to think a exact copy of the novel on screen would interest anyone but the fan boys. There are too many characters that are entirely unrelated to each other, and are separated by geography, culture and time so that a casual viewer would be lost as to who was who and related to the last guy in what way? Movies are not made for fans. They are made for profit. You can moan all you want about Constatntine's hair being a different colour but its not your More

Posted by geostewart66 at 13:50 on 24 April 2013 | Report This Post

Oh dear
Looking at the production troubles this film has had, reminds me of the problems that Waterworld had, but without the water and zombies instead. World War Flop? More

Posted by Tootled at 21:08 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

JESUS CHRIST....
This is one of the reasons that people download films illegally. I cannot see how this will be good, Forster has screwed with the source material too much, far too much. I'm afraid I will be looking for a torrent of this unless it's even worse than I imagine it already will be. More

Posted by natman_begins at 20:04 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

1 star material
Everything about this film looks crap. And wrong. That is all. More

Posted by lsdbaby at 18:53 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

It's hard to screw up a zombie movie, but the trailer and all these reshoots and other problems don't look good. More

Posted by BenTramer at 18:28 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

Oh no... a kiddie friendly zombie film.
PG 13? Count me out! Shame really. I love the book and accepted that the film would be a radical departure from the source material; but the minute a zombie film gets a kiddie friendly rating tells me one thing ... stay at home and watch Paranorman. Hell, even The Walking Dead gets a higher rating. What does that tell you? More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 18:16 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

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L: chris wootton I think he's fucked it and is now trying to dig himself out of a hole. Got a bad feeling about this movie agree; this sounds like the time I told my mum her roast dinners were not as good as my girl friends by accident...I back tracked a lot but which ever direction I looked I was fucked and nothing I could say would get me out of it!! Brad Pitt could have walked in the room and the chicken could have become a zombie chicken...either way I was fucked!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 18:14 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

World War Z looks awesome!!
I happened to be in George Square (Glasgow) while the shooting of WWZ was being filmed, and the trailer looks like the film's going to live up to the hype. The olimpic-sprinting flesheaters look and move fantastically like a horde of unstoppable ravenous undead. Can't wait for release day. More

Posted by Graveriser1978 at 16:38 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

Bryan Cranston is not on this movie!
Jesus Empire... More

Posted by Maca007 at 16:29 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

YAWN
YAWN to much has changed from source material was really looking forward tothis and pg13 nothing at all to interest me know More

Posted by purplegnome at 14:54 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

I think he's fucked it and is now trying to dig himself out of a hole. Got a bad feeling about this movie More

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