Having bought the screen rights to Mel Brooks’ World War Z back in 2007, the production company owned by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — Plan B productions — has started its production of the film adaptation. Filming began earlier this week in Malta, doubling as Israel, where Pitt plays the fictional Max Brooks, an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, who is gathering personal accounts 10 years after the “Great Panic”. On-set photos are finally popping up as shooting continues until the 9th, when they move the set to Glasgow, Scotland.
The sets have been really well thought out by Pitt and his company, creating a border crossing complete with dozens of extras, both playing the living and the dead.
Pitt, himself, was also on set filming along with his near reflection — known as his stunt double. Look at those two and be amazed! Being a responsible father as well, Pitt even brought sons Maddox and Pax to watch a few explosions. Best. Dad. Ever.
There are still a few problems on set, though, since they still need to replace Matthew Fox and Ed Harris after they dropped out of World War Z. It’s still a mystery as to why Harris left, but due to scheduling conflicts with I, Alex Cross, the film based on the James Patterson book in which he will be playing a villain, Fox just couldn’t commit to the project. Yes, it royally sucks ass, but that’s ok; there’s still going to be a zombie movie in 2012, people!
The film is being directed by Marc Foster and it is scheduled to be released sometime next year.
Via: Mail Online