Posted on Tue Apr 30th, 2013 11:55am PDT By X17 Staff
Brad Pitt covers the new issue of Vanity Fair, and while the magazine hasn't released any of his quotes, they have shared some excerpts from their chats with World War Z producers and studio execs who detail the disasters they encountered while making the film.
Screenwriter Damon Lindelof tells the mag, "[Pitt] took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it ... But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to.”
When asked about watching the director's cut, VF reports that the room was completely silent and Paramount executive Marc Evans noted, “It was, like, Wow. The ending of our movie doesn’t work. I believed in that moment we needed to reshoot the movie. We were going to have long, significant discussions to fix this." Yikes!
The script had to be re-written, 40 minutes of the film had to be re-shot and the budget rose to around $200 million, so we're curious to see what Pitt has to say about the film. Still, after watching the first two trailers, we are still very excited to see it, even though it looks nothing like the book we read and loved...
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