Paramount Pictures’ World War Z is fast approaching on June 21st. Now, director Marc Forster is aiming to clarify reports about the length of the re-shoots telling Empire, “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.”
I’m not sure why Forster didn’t mention this when we asked him about it last month, when he spoke at length about the additional photography (among other things). But… duly noted.
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse all star in the film that “ revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.”