Brad Pitt's World War Z surprised everyone by pulling in over $60 million in North America alone during its opening weekend.
Brad Pitt and Marc Forster's World War Z is undoubtedly a success given the state the movie was in some 6 months ago. Working on a huge budget, the zombie apocalypse movie was shaping up to be one of the biggest flops in cinematic history with murmurings of re-shoots, changed endings and discontent leaking from the set on a weekly basis.
According to a report in the New York Magazine's Vulture section, relations between Pitt and Forster became so fraught that the pair stopped speaking to each other altogether. Things apparently got so bad that when Forster had notes on a scene for Pitt, they had to be relayed through an intermediary.
Brad Pitt At The World War Z Premiere in New York
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After shocking the worlds' critics by emerging as a box office hit, Brad Pitt's mega-budget zombie blockbuster overcame its production woes enough to potentially earn itself a sequel.
A swarming army of angry de-humanised flesh eaters swarmed towards Hollywood carrying iPads and notebooks and a vicious critical eye. Wait, what?
Critics decried the Marc Forster-directed zombie action for its "dodgy acting" and "dull CGI" cinematography in a film said to be as riddled with illogical plotholes as a zombies' maggot-ridden brain. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw in particular described the movie as "bloated and boring zombie action thriller that's been in production for so long I think I remember first hearing about it in the playground at primary school."
It's true - the film was in production for an awfully long time after the initial purchase of the film rights to Max Brooks' novel of the same name in 2007 but justified its creation with $118.8 million (£77.3m) in its first weekend of release, sparking interest in a sequel.
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Director Marc Forster reveals his excitement for the London premiere of his new movie 'World War Z' admitting that he hopes it becomes big, insisting that Brad Pitt's character is easy to relate to and expressing his delight at having Muse collaborate with the crew on the soundtrack. 'I just hope that as many people as possible are gonna go and see it and it's gonna be a huge summer blockbuster', he says in a red carpet interview.
Brad Pitt's World War Z has been years in the making, though it looks as though Marc Forster and his team have something special on their hands.
A new trailer for Brad Pitt's spectacular looking new movie World War Z has hit the web, giving audiences an extended look at the Hollywood star playing a United Nations' researcher in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The first trailer, released last year, gave us plenty of zombies, plenty of explosions and a whole lot of Brad Pitt running from things, though the latest clip taps into the character's story.
"Daddy, what's martial law?" asks his daughter around the breakfast table in the opening scene of the trailer - a news story about the apocalypse plays in the background. Soon enough, urban mayhem breaks out and Pitt is forced to leave his family to protect the world from the running dead. He sets out on a dangerous journey to find a cure, at one point asking how he can reach Russia, hinting at a geographically expansive movie. "I think these things have a weakness," he says.
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