Throw in rumours of "creative differences" between Pitt (who also produced World War Z) and director Marc Forster and it's no wonder the release date was pulled back from December 2012. Studio executives will learn a lot from this experience, not least how fickle the Hollywood press can be. There was a spate of published jeremiads about the movie's prospects last year as people who had not seen a second of footage wrote off its chances. Now those very same outlets are cooing and fussing over a potential blockbuster. … [Read more...] about Monsters University takes World War Z to school as it wins US box office battle
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But the sequel may not be made with the studio that housed the original, after Paramount's relationship with Brad Pitt's production company Plan B is coming to an end after eight years. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Pitt is instead teaming up with New Regency, the company from Israeli producer Arnon Milchan (who, he recently revealed, spied on the US on behalf of the Israeli government). RatPac, the cutely-named company formed by Brett Ratner and James Packer, will help with financing. … [Read more...] about World War Z sequel signs Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona
So negative has the publicity surrounding Pitt's movie been thus far that the film's producers appear to have just about given up trying to stem the flow of negative hype. A recent Vanity Fair article on the star's "epic struggle" to make World War Z delved extensively into the movie's shortcomings, candidly exposing the collective myopia of a creative team that apparently had little experience of big-budget, spectacle-heavy film-making prior to entering production. (At one point, an entire day of filming was lost because the caterers didn't have enough food to feed 750 extras, and later on producers discovered a cache of undocumented unpaid bills from a Malta shoot that added considerably to budget costs.) … [Read more...] about World War Z: is Brad Pitt making the most expensive disaster of all time?