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Brad Pitt Zombie Film Raided By Real SWAT Team; Could It Not Suck?

Submitted by on October 13, 2011 – 9:52 amNo Comment

A warehouse for the upcoming Brad Pitt zombie flick World War Z was raided by a SWAT team in Hungary, who confiscated 85 guns that were supposed to be dummies but were actually “fully functional,” according to Us Weekly.

And if World War Z is mounting action so realistic that it concerned actual police, this is possibly the best news I’ve heard about the film since…I read the book.

Fanboy hopes were high when a movie adaptation of the film was announced. Those hopes were almost immediately dashed when a studio press release revealed that the film was apparently discarding much of the source material for something more stuff-blowing-up-friendly. There wasn’t much hope left to dash by the time director Mark Forster said in an interview that the film would have a “different approach” to the zombies’ movement than the book. (Translation: “Instead of moving slowly and forcing humans to confront a creeping, relentless enemy, our zombies are gonna run fast, chase people, and cause explosions!”)

This latest development is so juicy, it could practically be a publicity stunt, earning the film some street cred.

“Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t,” said spokesmen from the Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Unit, sparking the interest of nerds and action fans from here to Budapest. By making these oh-so-dangerous guns forbidden, you’ve made them so much cooler! Imagine if the movie actually got some scenes filmed with them!

What do you think? Does this inspire any hope for the future of World War Z?

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