Hungarian Police Choose Zombies Over Humanity, Confiscate Guns On World War Z Set
Bad news on the set of Brad Pitt’s currently filming World War Z: The police have taken away their props.
The movie is an adaptation of the popular graphic novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and as the title suggests that means it’s mostly about people fighting zombies. How do you fight zombies? With guns, of course. Double tap to the head is the only practical way to stop one. Except, well, when you’re shooting a movie you’re supposed to use fake guns… and for some reason the World War Z production wasn’t.
E! says the Budapest police received a tip indicating that they were using illegal, live weapons in shooting the film. So they raided the set and, as it turns out, the tip was right. They had fully functioning weapons on set including a variety of sniper rifles and AK-47s.
Personally I don’t see the problem, as long as they weren’t using live ammunition, but it’s easy to understand why the police might take a dim view of this. I say it’s worth a few random crew deaths to be fully prepared in case the zombie apocalypse really does happen. It’s all fun and games while everyone’s playing let’s pretend, but you never know when the guy next to you might suddenly find himself wondering about the taste of that gray, gooey stuff inside your head.
It seems unlikely, however, that this will actually delay the release of the movie. They’ll just get some plastic guns and carry on. World War Z is currently set for release on Dec. 21, 2012.