(These cops are actors…the real ones are much tougher)
Brad Pitt and the production of World War Z, currently shooting in Budapest, are in a bit of a bind- after a Hungarian SWAT team stormed the set after learning of “live” weapons being used on set. And when we mean live, we actually mean guns that could actually kill you, not like those pussy pellet guns you try and shoot squirrels with.
Authorities seized a total of 85 firearms, ranging from sniper rifles to AK-47s. Normally guns in the movies are tweaked in order to fire blank rounds, rounds that contain all the “pop”, but contains no bullet to kill a person (or zombie actor). Being that this a big Hollywood production the last thing the studio needs is a Brandon Lee incident.
For those to young for the time Brandon Lee, son of famous Martial artist Bruce Lee, died on the set of The Crow after an improperly checked gun resulted in the death of the actor. The film was later released, but methods have changed in the way firearms are used on sets now.
A World War Z spokesperson told E! News, “We are working with the authorities to resolve the matter and have no further comment at this time.” And as far as we know Brad is pissed off.
Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit, said, “Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.” This was a big miscalculation for filming and hopefully none of these weapons were fired on set, it’s not only dangerous it’s just plain stupid.