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Marc Forster Compares 'World War Z' Reshoots To Buying A Persian Rug

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 10:58 AM
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World War Z, Brad Pitt, Marc Forster
Listen, we get it. After the ton of not-so-hot press last year during the troubled production of "World War Z," the game plan now for director Marc Forster, star Brad Pitt and everyone else involved is to play it cool, brush it off, move on and try and make sure the summer tentpole makes some money. Cool. But maybe some better metaphors could be utilized in explaining just what happened during a shoot that required an entirely new ending and numerous writers to try and patch things up, and involved friction on set that apparently led to Pitt refusing to speak with Foster.

BRAAAM! 10 Trailers That Use & Abuse The 'Inception' BRAAAM!

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2013 12:40 PM
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  • 28 Comments
BRAAAM! 10 Trailers That Steal The Inception sound
"What's the most resilient parasite? An idea." Little did Christopher Nolan know when he wrote that line, he’d need to add an addendum: an idea that keeps getting pickpocketed over and over again until it loses meaning and ownership, and becomes simply background noise to the general cultural conversation. It's appropriate, when you think about it, and something that Cobb (and team Nolan) would likely appreciate, that the memory of this ubiquitous sound's origins are slowly fading away. The Hans Zimmer-composed ominous pitched-down “Inception” horn blast, known as “The 'Inception' BRAAAM" (number of 'r's and 'a's may vary) has been resilient indeed, an idea homaged, appropriated and straight-up nicked time and time again since its... wait for it... inception.

Watch: New TV Spots For 'Man Of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'The Heat' & 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 9, 2013 11:20 AM
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Time to take a look at some new TV spots for four of the summer’s big upcoming movies.

International Poster Roundup: ‘World War Z,’ ‘Before Midnight’ & ‘Iron Man 3’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 4, 2013 5:36 PM
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A few one sheets from overseas for your eyeballs, so get ready to have you face one-sheeted....

How Brad Pitt Starved Himself, The Deleted Budapest Sequences & More Learned From 'World War Z'; Plus New Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 29, 2013 12:20 PM
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Entertainment Weekly's got the goods on "World War Z," the new geo-political zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt that is scheduled to arrive this summer via Paramount and Pitt's Plan B shingle. At $170 million, it's the most expensive zombie movie ever made (going $50 million above its original budget) and the lengthy and complicated production was rumored to be in dire trouble last year.

Zombies Pile On In New Poster For 'World War Z,' Plus Watch The Trailer If You Missed It Over The Weekend

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 25, 2013 10:21 AM
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With “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” hitting theaters this Friday with more Channing Tatum added, that leaves the Brad Pitt-starring zombie-disaster film “World War Z” as the last of Paramount’s troubled productions that had been pushed back from last year. With "World War Z"'s summer release date lumbering ever closer, the studio has released a new poster for the film.

Zombie Dark Thirty? Watch Brad Pitt Search For A Cure For The Undead In New Trailer For 'World War Z'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2013 11:09 AM
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More so than most summer blockbusters landing this year, "World War Z" has a tough battle in front of it. It might be based on a best-seller and be toplined by megastar Brad Pitt, but it's also a dark, serious PG-13 tentpole that could risk being too terrifying to hit four quadrants, while not having enough gore for the horror fiends. But perhaps more importantly, the film's surfing a wave of bad buzz due to a troubled production that allegedly saw Pitt and director Marc Forster fall out, a delayed release (it was originally set to hit last Christmas), and was apparently troubled enough that it saw the entire third act rewritten and reshot long after production wrapped with a bevy of A-list screenwriters, including Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard and Christopher McQuarrie brought on with the hope of fixing the problems.

In A Crowded Summer 2013 Blockbuster Season, Which Risky Films Will Be Hits & Which Will Flop?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 4, 2013 3:03 PM
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2013 has claimed its first would-be-blockbuster casualty. This past weekend saw "Jack The Giant Slayer," Bryan Singer's long-delayed $200 million fairy tale movie, open to a decidedly underwhelming $28 million, putting it on the path to losing "John Carter"/"Battleship"/"Total Recall"-style sums of money. It was hardly a surprise (most people with half a brain saw this coming months ago), but it's another illustration that for every expensive film that proves to be a hit, there's at least one that fails entirely to connect with the audience that it needs.

"We've Lost The East Coast, China's Dark": New Super Bowl TV Spot For 'World War Z'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2013 7:37 PM
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Over the next few days, some of the bigger movies of the year are going to be unveiling their wares in front of one of the biggest TV audiences on the calendar. Yep, Superbowl Sunday has arrived, and as ever, some high profile movies are going to be using the commercial breaks to show new footage. And one of them just snuck out early, as Paramount have unveiled their big game spot for summer blockbuster "World War Z" a full 72 hours before game time.

The Delayed Films Of 2013: Why They Were Pushed Back & Which Ones Will You Be Seeing?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 23, 2013 2:07 PM
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This Friday sees the release of "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters "starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the fairy tale brother/sister duo. The film shot in March 2011 (before Renner filmed either "The Avengers" or "The Bourne Legacy"), and was originally set to be released in March 2012, before Paramount pushed it back ten months to its current slot in the January wastelands. But 'Hansel & Gretel' is hardly the only case of a long-delayed film making it to theaters in 2013. For instance, "Gangster Squad" was pushed back from September 2012 to January 11th after the Aurora shootings, though it would have been a horrible film whatever time of year it was released. And the two are set to be followed by a fairly staggering twenty-five films from major studios that have already been pushed back somewhere between five and thirteen months, many of them accompanied by serious production troubles and well-publicized reshoots.

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