WORLD WAR Z (2013)

February 1, 2013


World War Z World War Z is an upcoming post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a worker at the United Nations, as he searches the globe for information that can stop the zombie outbreak that is bringing down nations.

Plan B Entertainment secured the film rights in 2007 and Forster was approached to direct. In 2009, Carnahan was hired to rewrite the script to the film. Filming began in July 2011 in Malta on an estimated $125 million budget, before moving to Glasgow in August 2011 and Budapest in October 2011. Originally set for a December 2012 release, the production suffered some setbacks. In June 2012, the film’s release date was pushed back and the crew returned to Budapest for seven weeks of additional shooting. Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the third act, but did not have the time to finish the script and Drew Goddard was hired to rewrite it. The reshoots were due to take place between September and October 2012.

World War Z is due to be released on June 21, 2013.

As a zombie pandemic traverses the globe, United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) travels the world trying to find a way to stop the pandemic that is defeating armies and collapsing governments.On a budget of $125 million,World War Z began principal photography in July 2011 in Malta, with the first images of production being released a few days later.Filming was set to move to Glasgow, Scotland in August with the production company looking to recruit 2,000 local extras for the shoot.At least 3,000 people showed up at a casting call in Glasgow on July 9, hoping for the opportunity to appear in a scene set in a financial district in Philadelphia.Scenes were also shot in Falmouth, Cornwall.Also in July 2011, Game of Thrones actor Elyes Gabel was cast as a character named Fassbach.

In August 2011, Bryan Cranston entered negotiations to join the film in a “small but flashy” role. Also in August, filming was set to take place along a road on the perimeter of the Grangemouth Refinery in Grangemouth, Scotland. The location was chosen for the length of the road which is crucial to the shot. A few days later Paramount announced the film will be released on December 21, 2012.Later in the same month, filming began in Glasgow. The location manager for the film said Glasgow had been chosen because of its architecture, wide roads and grid layout. In October 2011, David Morse was cast as a “prisoner living in an abandoned jail.”

Filming in Budapest commenced on the evening of October 10, 2011.On a budget of $125 million,World War Z began principal photography in July 2011 in Malta, with the first images of production being released a few days later.Filming was set to move to Glasgow, Scotland in August with the production company looking to recruit 2,000 local extras for the shoot.At least 3,000 people showed up at a casting call in Glasgow on July 9, hoping for the opportunity to appear in a scene set in a financial district in Philadelphia.[38] Scenes were also shot in Falmouth, Cornwall. Also in July 2011, Game of Thrones actor Elyes Gabel was cast as a character named Fassbach.

In August 2011, Bryan Cranston entered negotiations to join the film in a “small but flashy” role.Also in August, filming was set to take place along a road on the perimeter of the Grangemouth Refinery in Grangemouth, Scotland. The location was chosen for the length of the road which is crucial to the shot A few days later Paramount announced the film will be released on December 21, 2012. Later in the same month, filming began in Glasgow. The location manager for the film said Glasgow had been chosen because of its architecture, wide roads and grid layout.In October 2011, David Morse was cast as a “prisoner living in an abandoned jail.”

Filming in Budapest commenced on the evening of October 10, 2011.That morning, the Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Unit raided the warehouse where guns had been delivered for use as filming props.The 85 assault rifles, sniper rifles, and handguns had been flown into Budapest overnight on a private aircraft, but the film’s producers had failed to clear the delivery with Hungarian authorities, and while the import documentation indicated that the weapons had been disabled, all were found to be fully functional.On February 10, 2012, the charges were dropped after investigators were unable to identify exactly which “organization or person” had “ownership rights”, therefore they couldn’t “establish which party was criminally liable”.That morning, the Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Unit raided the warehouse where guns had been delivered for use as filming props.The 85 assault rifles, sniper rifles, and handguns had been flown into Budapest overnight on a private aircraft, but the film’s producers had failed to clear the delivery with Hungarian authorities, and while the import documentation indicated that the weapons had been disabled, all were found to be fully functional.On February 10, 2012, the charges were dropped after investigators were unable to identify exactly which “organization or person” had “ownership rights”, therefore they couldn’t “establish which party was criminally liable”.

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