World War Z, directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Mirielle Enos, James Badge Dale and David Andrews, is already over budget and falling behind in its filming schedule. This is not surprising considering the huge scale of the film which is a re-telling of people’s stories after a Zombie epidemic ten years previous. The film is due to be shot all over the world, however filming in Budapest was hit with a serious problem on Monday.
According to U.S Weekly, S.W.A.T teams have raided a warehouse containing guns intended for use in the film, Brad Pitt (who’s production company is behind the film) is furious, although he is not to blame for the mess up. 85 fully-functional guns, most of them automatic, military style weapons, have been seized.
“We can confirm that weapons were confiscated at an airport,” Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit, tell Us.
“This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest],” Janos and Bodnar add. “Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to [be] used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.“
The main issue is that the guns were labelled as non-functional, when actually they were functional. It would seem the company’s employee’s brought the guns in without the Anti-Terrorism Unit’s permission.
A major issue then, however the film is still hopefully due to arrive in cinemas 21st December 2012.
By Matt Wavish