Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' film set raided by SWAT team, report says
Brad Pitt's upcoming zombie war film, "World War Z," in Hungary had some real life action when a SWAT team raided the set of the film on Monday. The team reportedly seized 85 weapons from a warehouse in Budapest.
The weapons were being used in the film and were fully-functional military-style assault rifles, according to Us Weekly. Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary's Anti-Terrorism Unit, told the magazine, "We can confirm that weapons were confiscated at an airport."
The problem seems to stem from an error in paper work that claimed the weapons were non-functional. "Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren't," the officials said. The issue is currently being investigated.
Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, is producing the film, which is based on a 2006 book by the same name. The film is set for release in 2012. "World War Z" follows Pitt's character who is writing a report on the "great zombie war" and interviews survivors of World War Z.
Back in August, Pitt rescued a woman while shooting a scene for the movie in Glasgow, Scotland. More than 700 extras were packed into George Square to film a zombie invasion with heavy gunfire. As the crowd ran from the zombies, a female extra slipped and was nearly trampled under the huge crowd of actors.
"Lots of people hurt themselves and Brad came to the rescue of a woman who slipped. I don't think she could believe it when Brad picked her up," an on-set insider told The Scottish Sun. "He didn't have time to speak to her as it was mid-shoot. But she said afterwards how grateful she was, despite having a badly-grazed knee."
The local paper revealed that dozens of extras suffered injuries like broken bones, cuts and bruises. Pitt, who plays UN expert Gerry Lane and the director were reportedly concerned about the number of injuries and urged the cast and crew to be careful.
"Brad's heroics yesterday don't surprise me one bit - nor did hearing of the injuries," the insider continued. "We've signed up for an action-packed blockbuster, not an episode of The Beechgrove Garden. There are going to be bumps and bruises along the way."