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.”
We already knew that World War Z, Paramount Pictures’ epic zombie adaptation starring Brad Pitt that was originally scheduled to open December 21, 2012, had been been pushed to June 21, 2013.
At the time I didn’t necessarily take that as a bad sign, but now I kind of do. Because the film has reportedly started an additional 7 weeks of photography in Budapest. That’s a LOT of time. That’s more than the entire shooting schedule of many (most?) films.
Per The Daily Mail, “Pitt has joined his fellow actors on locations in Budapest, where World War Z will go through seven weeks of additional shooting.” If this is correct, and it’s a big “if” considering the source – someone clearly isn’t happy with the film (which had already wrapped principal photography). Here’s hoping director Marc Forster gets what he needs this time out.
The story “revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.”
Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Bryan Cranston, and David Morse also star.
Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem wrapped principal photography some time ago and is deep in post production, but that doesn’t mean they can’t shoot a few new scenes here and there. The film, produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), just picked up a new scene featuring Jeff Daniel Phillips’ character.
Per Zombie, “Back in Salem with Jeff Daniel Phillips shooting a new scene for ‘The Lords Of Salem’. Jeff is rocking a Bunghole Liquors shirt. This is a real place. Check it out if you swing by Salem.”
Penned by Zombie, “The story is about a local DJ who mistakenly unleashes a hellish curse on the town. 300 years earlier on the very streets of Salem that the townspeople walk on today, innocent folks were rounded up from their homes, convicted of being witches and sentenced to death. The Lords of Salem ran the town with an iron fist, but four witches who were tortured and killed in secrecy vowed that one day they would be back for revenge”
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