Paramount Pictures has unveiled three new TV spots for their long-awaited World War Z starring Brad Pitt. I’ve had a few friends and family members tell me that I need to read Max Brooks’ novel, upon which the movie is based. The book seems to be beloved by all readers, even those who aren’t necessarily big fans of the genre.
The film adaptation was produced on a budget of $125 million, which no doubt grew beyond that due to several issues that interrupted filming on several occasions. One of the more interesting stories occurred on location in Hungary, when 85 high-grade weapons were delivered overnight on a private aircraft for use in one of the scheduled scenes. Producers had failed to clear the delivery with Hungarian authorities and, as a result, the country’s anti-terrorism unit raided the warehouse in which they were filming. Charges were dropped a year later because the Hungarian government couldn’t establish a criminally responsible party.
Talk about a big “whoops”.
The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse. It will hit theatres in a month’s time on June 21st. It’s directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof (who was hired to re-write the ending).
Source: Flicks and Bits