When’s the last time you heard about a movie that, after completing initial production shooting, required a script rewrite and scene reshoots? It’s happened before, but things just got worse. After completing those two major production profit crushing issues, the production team releases a trailer for the movie, but, wait for it, wait for it, STILL had more reshoots to do?
Welcome to the perplexing world that is World War Z.
Brad Pitt returned to the troubled set in London to complete some reshoots yesterday. Just Jared posted pictures of Pitt back in character for the reshoots. These aren’t the reshoots reported back in June, those took place in Budapest. So not only did the production complete those reshoots and produce a trailer, they decided that even more reshoots were needed.
This has got to be one of the biggest boondoggles in Hollywood history. What would your boss say if he or she gave you a task, then you had to redo it four or five times, not for little spelling errors or other minor things, but to completely change the outcome of your project? Would you still have a job after all that?
After this movie gets released, the DVD Directors Cut had better have some interesting as hell interviews to explain all the back and forth this production had. That might be the only thing making the DVD worth buying and watching if the trailer quality is any indication of the full movie.
Oh yeah, check out the pictures below.