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Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' $200 Million Production Nightmare Exposed
The Wrap ^ | Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | Greg Gilman

Posted on 05/01/2013 9:20:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Damon Lindelof and Paramount have spilled the rotten tomatoes on Brad Pitt's "World War Z."

Incomplete script, an incoherent ending, massive re-shoots, millions of dollars in budget overages, and even a Hungarian SWAT team raid are apparently just a few of the issues plaguing Pitt's troubled production, according to Vanity Fair's June cover story.

According to "Lost" writer Lindelof, who rewrote the film's third act and spoke with VF contributor Laura M. Holson, the SWAT team was the least of the producing team's worries. After screening a first cut of Marc Forster's geopolitical zombie thriller, Lindelof said the ending was abrupt and incoherent.

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: hollywood; movies; worldwarz
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1 posted on 05/01/2013 9:20:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Loved the book, still looking forward to the movie.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 9:25:16 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Incoherent ending”... well, if a writer from “Lost” was part of it, then that is a given!


3 posted on 05/01/2013 9:25:30 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z


4 posted on 05/01/2013 9:26:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Its a zombie movie, making sense should never be a high priority. It isn’t good news when this sort of thing leaks before hand.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 9:27:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: null and void

Loved the book too. The zombies in the book didn’t swarm like locusts. I think Max Brooks should have demanded the movie bare some resemblance to the book.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 9:36:01 PM PDT by samsmom
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EC7P5WdUko

Fun book, written by Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks. Looks like decent special effects. Don’t expect anything thought provoking for a summer blockbuster movie.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 9:36:53 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I met Foster here in L.A. where he was signing autographs for his novel. Apparently from my insider, it was supposed to be given the “walking Dead” treatment but Kirkman, the WD creator was more open to having his creation be part of AMC with no control over it. Foster, however, was not open to the idea.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 9:38:37 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: samsmom

One could argue that the Battle of Yonkers looked like a swarm, as did it when they were called in with music in the south west desert.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 9:43:52 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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10 posted on 05/01/2013 9:46:54 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Zombies.. the rotten, mangled undead who can always be “killed” by a shotgun blast.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 9:47:31 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Vince Ferrer

zombie movies are suposed to be low budget for very good reasons


12 posted on 05/01/2013 9:55:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AmusedBystander

‘Dawn of the Dead’: a Best Buy clerk, never held a gun before, makes head shots on fast zombies, and with a pistol. Now that’s entertainment.
Some Galician (Spaniard) wrote a pretty good zombie book but can’t remember the title. Will have to read this one soon, since it may be coming to Redbox quicker than its makers might like.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 10:08:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: AmusedBystander

‘Dawn of the Dead’: a Best Buy clerk, never held a gun before, makes head shots on fast zombies, and with a pistol. Now that’s entertainment.
Some Galician (Spaniard) wrote a pretty good zombie book but can’t remember the title. Will have to read this one soon, since it may be coming to Redbox quicker than its makers might like.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 10:08:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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Sorry about double. Zombie Kindle.....


15 posted on 05/01/2013 10:09:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve never understood the Walking Dead phenom. The zombies are slow and stupid. Since caveman days, the one thing humans know how to kill is anything that is slow and stupid, by using standoff weapons, as well as anything that is strong and fast, by trapping it with bait. And yet the humans in Walking Dead cower in their dwellings instead of manufacturing more standoff weapons and digging pits to trap the zombies. Every time they encounter zombies, they always run out of ammo, when they should have bags of arrows on hand at all times. The only way Walking Dead makes sense is if all of the characters were developmentally disabled, or the zombies were replaced with lions or bears.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 10:11:37 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: samsmom

That is good. I hate it when they do that!


17 posted on 05/01/2013 10:23:18 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: null and void

absolutely. I can’t wait.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 10:28:39 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Zhang Fei
The only way Walking Dead makes sense

I like zombie movies as much as the next guy, but if they made sense, they wouldn't be a zombie movie.

Characters in a zombie movie never realize time is on their side. Just barricade yourself in a grocery store, and eat canned food for a couple of months, while the undead decompose outside. Then, after a couple of months, go outside. Presto, problem gone. Of course, that would make one of the worst movies ever, so they have to make the characters do frustratingly irritating things like leave their safe place in order to go drive to the next city, or check on Uncle Ned, or something where they call attention to themselves and then get killed.

19 posted on 05/01/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: MinorityRepublican

If they want it to succeed, they need to hire Bruce Campbell.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 10:49:16 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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