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Oblivion And World War Z Images Reveal This Year’s Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies

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Two of the most anticipated science fiction films of the New Year are Oblivion and World War Z. While there are just a few months until both films are released – Oblivion comes out in April and World War Z in June – new images were released to build hype around the would-be blockbusters.

The first is from Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. Take a look…
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World War Z Trailer Has Zombies…Lots And Lots Of Zombies

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I had pretty much relegated World War Z, the adaptation of the bestselling book by Max Brooks, to the same category as Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote: a promising project that seems cursed at every turn, and which would probably never actually make it to screen. But lo and behold, a first trailer! And even more unlikely: it actually looks kind of badass. Here’s Brad Pitt having a really, really bad day.

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Take A First Look At Footage Of World War Z

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The film adaptation of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z, has been at the forefront of production delays in Hollywood. Amongst other problems, producer and star Brad Pitt had been at odds with director Marc Forster throughout the entire film’s production. Hopefully, the end product will be good enough for audiences around the world. Here is a first look at World War Z and the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

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Matthew Fox Believes World War Z Will Rise Again

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It’s strangely appropriate that there are so many horror stories (no pun intended) coming out of the production of World War Z. The troubled zombie film has seen its fair share of hardships, but Paramount Pictures is confident the film will be out in theaters next June 2013 (the release date was pushed back from December 2012). Actor Matthew Fox also believes in the film’s potential success and feels the media stories that surround World War Z are largely unfounded.

In an interview with Collider.com, Fox speaks candidly about the zombie-apocalypse flick based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks. He thinks World War Z will surprise audiences and also says that the film will be the first in a trilogy:

[The stories] can have no basis in fact at all and suddenly it become[s] like a notion out there that World War Z is having problems. Everybody who I’ve spoken to that’s seen the film — it rocks, dude; it’s going to kick ass. And the only issue that I’m hearing with the film is that they want to work on the third act; the end of the film.

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Screenwriter Drew Goddard Believes World War Z Will Survive

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There have been numerous horror stories (no pun intended) from the production of the upcoming zombie movie, World War Z. The film’s release date was pushed back by Paramount from Summer 2012 to Christmas 2012 and now will be tentatively coming out Spring 2013. The studio also wanted re-shoots of the movie because the ending was unsatisfactory. Because of the messy production, tales of the film’s producer and star Brad Pitt no longer talking to the film’s director Marc Forster were coming out of the World War Z camp. Before that, Paramount brought on screenwriter Damon Lindelof to re-write certain scenes for re-shoots but he left the project citing scheduling conflict issues. The studio has since brought on The Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard to save the script.

The production of upcoming zombie apocalypse movie World War Z has been troubled from the start. In anew interview, director Drew Goddard talks about the coverage of World War Z and how it has gotten out of hand. Goddard states…

I think a lot of that got blown out of proportion. It really was like, they asked me to come look at the movie and give ideas on how to help, and that’s what happened. That happens all the time, I don’t know why this got blown up with World War Z and it suddenly became a big thing. It’s the sort of thing that happens with screenwriters all the time where you give your ideas on what could help, you write some scenes for people… I feel bad for the sort of magnifying glass that that movie’s under because this is just a normal part of the process, this is just what happens… My involvement was just watch the movie, give some ideas, write some scenes that might help, ADR, just sort of fill in stuff, which is what I did.

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Paramount Struggles To Resurrect World War Z

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Run for your lives! The production of World War Z is a disaster! A month ago, Paramount brought on screenwriter Damon Lindelof to punch up the script for the zombie apocalypse flick, but he has since left because he wasn’t happy with the amount of time in which Paramount wanted the script to be finished. There were also talks of bringing on director Drew Goddard to finish the weeks of reshoots ordered by Paramount to try and salvage the film. World War Z has been a troubled production for a while now, and it looks like things are only going to get worse before they get better.

There are now reports that the star and producer of World War Z, Brad Pitt, is no longer on speaking terms with the film’s director, Marc Forster, as the contentious film ramps back into action for three weeks (or more) of reshoots. It has gotten so bad on location that an intermediaries had to be brought in to handle mediate between the star and the director. Ironically, Pitt was the one who wanted Forester to direct World War Z, but Paramount had reservations because of Forester’s disappointing 2008 Bond film, Quantum Of Solace.