Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ Raided by Real-Life SWAT Team
Set pieces for his World War Z movie were confiscated by a SWAT team, Us Weekly reports, costing the production time and money. “The film is already over budget and over schedule,” says a source. “Brad is furious.”
Just what caused the raid, exactly?
It appears there was an issue with weapons being brought in for the shoot. Paperwork said the guns — mostly automatic weapons — did not function. Authorities say that isn’t so.
“This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest],” say Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, director and deputy director of Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit “Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.”
The source says the whole thing is an accident, adding, “The movie company’s employees must have made a mistake bringing the guns in without the Anti-Terrorism Unit’s permission.”