As if the production of World War Z needed anymore troubles, it seems that there are now issues between the director and the film’s star & producer. That is correct, Admiral, apparently Brad Pitt is most displeased with Marc Foster‘s apparent lack of progress.
Putting aside the fact that the release of the film was delayed for six months to allow for seven weeks of reshoots, and the fact that not one, not two, but possibly three writers have taken a crack at penning a suitable ending, it seems that WWZ suffers from communication failures as well. Vulture is reporting that Pitt is no longer on speaking terms with Forster, and this with three weeks remaining in reshoots. Apparently, Foster was never Pitt’s first choice for director in the first place, but was talked up by Pitt’s producing partner DeDe Gardner to be the right man for the film.
Now the budget is inching past the $170 million mark, tempers on set are reported to be frayed with director and star not talking to each other, and what was once touted as possibly being one of the studio’s prestige pictures for year end is perceived as a frightful mess that will be lucky to arrive in theaters even remotely coherent. Perhaps Foster, whose sole big budget credit previous to WWZ was Quantum of Solace, should start steering clear of studio tentpoles.
More news as it will surely develop.
Source: Cinema Blend