'World War Z' production stalled when police seize assault rifles
Brad Pitt's production of zombie epic World War Z hit a snag in Budapest on Monday when a SWAT team raided a warehouse holding stage weapons for the movie. Well, that's what happens when fully functional automatic assault rifles are brought into a country without customs knowing it.
Police confiscated 85 rifles that allegedly had been listed as non-functional, but actually still worked. The Hungarian Anti -Terrorism Unit confirmed they were taken from a parcel at the airport. "The movie company's employees must have made a mistake bringing the guns in without the Anti-Terrorism Unit's permission," a source told Us.
Fully operational assault rifles are often used on movie sets, but only to fire blanks. It's another setback for the production, which is supposed to produce a movie by December 2012. "The film is already over budget and over schedule," a source says. "Brad is furious." He should be more concerned whether the Hungarian police believe crates of full-autos imported under his production company's name were really for offscreen use.
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