Paramount Scheduling Seven Weeks of Reshoots for 'World War Z'
Back in March the disappointing news surfaced that the eagerly anticipated adaptation of World War Z was pushed back from a December release date this year to a June 2013 slot instead. There was no indication that fans should be worried, especially because that just gave post-production more time to make sure the film was top notch. Well, now we might have some evidence to the contrary as The Daily Mail (via AICN) has learned that the Marc Forster directed zombie apocalypse film starring Brad Pitt is getting an additional seven weeks of shooting on location in Budapest. This comes after filming wrapped last summer.
It's not clear if other stars like Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale or any other bigger stars on the film are also returning for reshoots, but this doesn't sounds like good news. Reshoots aren't always unplanned or automatically spell doom for a film, but seven weeks is a long time to make some changes. In fact, entire films have been shot in that amount of time. Paramount seems to be lacking a lot of confidence in their films lately as they also just delayed G.I. Joe: Retaliation nine months for reshoots that will give Channing Tatum a bigger role in a sequel that was testing pretty poorly with audiences.
It's not clear if there are problems with the film, changes are being made to make the film more loyal to the book (apparently the adaptation was changing elements up quite a bit) or if maybe they're making some changes to allow for the hoped trilogy we heard about earlier this year, but we're still excited to see how this flick turns out and hope everything comes together smoothly.