Hungarian SWAT Seize Cache of Functional Assault Rifles to Be Used as World War Z Props
Monday brought more bad news to the reportedly beleaguered production of the zombie flick World War Z, produced by and starring Brad Pitt, when SWAT in Budapest raided a warehouse storing prop guns for the film. The problem: they weren't props, but fully-functional military-style assault rifles. Oops!
Since Pitt is involved, US Weekly has the scoop from Hungary's Anti-Terrorism Unit on the police raid that uncovered the major slip-up:
"This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest]," Janos and Bodnar [said]. "Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to 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."
According to the report, the World War Z shoot wasn't exactly going as planned anyway; it's "already over budget and over schedule," according to US Weekly's source. This weapons pickle will only mean more of a headache for poor Brad. (And how could this kind of mix up happen in the first place? Somewhere, some other dude is puzzled over his shipment of 85 fake plastic guns...)
[Photo credit: Images of (unrelated) assault rifles per Getty Images]