Matthew Fox still believes in World War Z. Despite all the bad buzz following the movie around, the co-star says the original ending wasn't that bad—and reveals why the studio wanted to go back and change it, anyway.
Next year, Brad Pitt will appear in World War Z, the feature adaptation of a book centered on the zombie apocalypse. Production on the film hasn't been easy and fans are understandably worried about its outcome. But despite delays and reshoots, Pitt claims that it's not that serious.
It seems like it's just been one problem after another for the big screen adaptation of Max Brooks' novel World War Z, but now one of the new writers brought in to fix it has opened up about the project. So, what does Drew Goddard think? That we all just need to chill out, and take breath.
We already knew about the rewrites and reshoots plaguing Brad Pitt's big-screen adaptation of World War Z, but the flick's problems apparently don't end there. According to inside sources, things have gotten so bad that Pitt and director Marc Forster aren't speaking.
The sordid saga continues. It's been bad news, followed by worse news, for the big screen adaptation of Max Brooks' stellar zombie novel World War Z. Now, it seems another cook is headed to the kitchen.
We knew the zombie epic World War Z, based on the Max Brooks novel and starring Brad Pitt, was going to need some extensive reshoots—but now the studio has gone so far as to call in hit-making writer Damon Lindelof to try and salvage the flick.
Reshoots are common on movies these days, with filmmakers going back for a few days or sometimes even two or three weeks to tweak scenes or add material they realized they needed once they got into the editing room. But seven weeks of reshoots? That sounds like a movie that's got some major problems.
It seems like director Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' oral history of the zombie war is diverting from the text even more than we thought—apparently, it's being configured to allow for a couple of head-chopping sequels.
Zombies have been in the eye of the American public ever since the 1932 Bela Lugosi horror movie White Zombie. And we've liked what we've seen. According to some serious calculations, it turns out that Americans have spent over $5 billion on zombies and zombie-related paraphernalia.
The zombie-filled set of World War Z is suddenly defenseless—because a Hungarian SWAT team recently shut down the production after learning that illegal weapons were being used on set.