Does the word “oops” actually cut it here? Sometimes news stories come our way that just leave us shaking our collective heads. This is one of those times. Read on for the following sliver of extreme stupidity.
According to Us Weekly on Monday, a S.W.A.T. team raided a Budapest warehouse holding weapons being used in Brad Pitt’s upcoming zombie movie World War Z. “The film is already over budget and over schedule,” a source tells Us Weekly. “Brad is furious.”
Police seized 85 fully-functional weapons, most of which were automatic, military-style assault rifles. “We can confirm that weapons were confiscated at an airport,” Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit, tell Us.
The problem, a source says, is that the guns came with paperwork claiming they were non-functional — but they’re actually in working order.
“This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest],” Janos and Bodnar add. “Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to [be] used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.”
According to a source, Pitt, 47, isn’t to blame for the prop problem. “The movie company’s employees must have made a mistake bringing the guns in without the Anti-Terrorism Unit’s permission.”
The novel on which the film is based is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic and is an oral history told from many perspectives around the world. Brad Pitt is playing a U.N. worker gathering stories of the great zombie war, and his Plan B shingle is producing. Mireille Enos (“Big Love”, “The Killing”) will play his wife, a mother of two girls, and Anthony Mackie co-stars.
Look for the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie infestation novel World War Z in theatres on December 21st, 2012.
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