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World War Z movie goes through hell…

July 15th, 2012 by Marc 1 Comment

and speaking of the undead, it appears that World War Z is in serious trouble, and not just due to the zombies.

Rumour is that star Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster are refusing to speak onset as the movie goes through yet more reshoots. According to
Vulture: ‘Things got so bad that when Forster had notes on a scene for Pitt, they had to be relayed through an intermediary — and vice versa.’
Pitt stars in the movie as UN worker Gerry Lane, who searches the globe for a cure for a zombie outbreak. When the movie was moved from this December to next June rumblings emerged that all was far from well.
Prometheus and Lost scribe Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the ending after J. Michael Straczynski’s original draft was totally cast aside. More alarming is the fact that the shooting script by Matthew Michael Carnahan had the movie set in the present day. This vastly alters Max Brooks’ vision in his novel.
More trouble manifested when Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard was apparently handling the rewrites along with Lindelof – although for FTN’s two cents, we’d welcome Goddard’s involvement over Lindelof.
One ray of hope for we fans of the book is that filming has taken place in Scotland, England and Budapest, meaning the global scale at least is being maintained.

Production hell, indeed…


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….