Brad Pitt spent the holidays doing even more reshoots for ‘World War Z’

Here are some new photos of Brad Pitt filming (what else?) even more reshoots for the neverending film production, World War Z. It’s funny because Brad has been filming this junk for 2 years. It’s funny because I bet this film is a money pit that’s probably already cost the studio more than $200 million… and that’s before they spend money to promote the thing. It’s funny because someone (coughBradcough) thought it would be a great idea to hand off this giant, action-packed, CGI-packed film to a small-time director without any kind of background in this stuff. It’s funny because this is like Brad’s career albatross at this point. He can’t do anything else except go do reshoots for this God forsaken film.

Anyway, yes, this are pics of Brad in Dorset, England on Saturday. Poor Brad even had to spend the Thanksgiving holiday working! I see Mireille Enos in one of the shots too (she plays Brad’s wife in the film), so these reshoots/pickups are part of the “family reunion” storyline I guess. I guess I should put more faith in Brad and this film – I was really worried about all of it until I saw the first full trailer – which it doesn’t look like my exact film taste, I think it will probably be able to make its money back, at least. Here’s the trailer again – people who’ve read the book say it looks like a horrible adaptation of the book. So… even if they do manage to wrestle a decent film out of this, people will still be complaining.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Rena says:

    Brad is a good guy. Looking forward to seeing this film next year. Love the zombies lol.

    Brad Pitt delights Dorset fans by filming at Lulworth

    1:28pm Sunday 25th November 2012 in News

    A-LIST star Brad made a ‘Pitt-stop’ in Dorset to film.

    The Hollywood hunk was spotted at Lulworth Cove filming scenes from his new zombie movie World War Z.

    Dozens of fans battled the bad weather to try and get a glimpse of their idol as he ploughed through the waves in the cove on a speed boat.

    He was then seen jumping off the boat and running up the beach into the arms of his family in the film.

    A fundraising Lulworth mum was delighted to receive more than £700 from the star, after one of her friends had a word with Brad’s security guards and told them about the event.

  2. Hautie says:

    So that trailer that advertised it would be opening December 21, 2012 (?)… must have not won over the studio.

    And geez, how bad is it that this is backing filming additional footage? Bless his heart. It is the never ending movie.

    Geez, hasn’t Pitt filmed two other movie’s since this one?

    And one of them is opening soon. Right?

    That movie “Killing them Softly”? I know I have seen that trailer on TV, multiple times in the last week or so…

  3. trudiebell says:

    Looks like they ruined a really good novel! The trailer looks like it doesn’t follow the book at all, which is a real shame. The book was excellent.

    • Kim says:

      The movie would be boring if they followed the book according to Max Brooks.

      • jinni says:

        Then why bother buying the rights? For the title? They could have just made any old zombie movie and not even bother with the book, since it seems to disregard it.

        Plus, I doubt Brad would have ever been interested in buying the book rights if he really thought it would make a boring movie.

      • Seagulls says:

        @jinni – because if a movie were at all too similar to a previous book, play, song, cartoon, what have you, they could probably be sued for every penny earned. So even if it doesn’t hew exactly, if it’s going use it liberally, it’s CYA policy. I’m guessing.

      • jinni says:

        @Seagulls: I wasn’t advocating that he do a movie just like the book and not bother buying the rights. I know it’s against the law. I was saying that if (according to the poster I was responding to) the reason why the movie didn’t follow the premise of the book was because it would be a boring movie than why bother buying the book rights at all. He could have just had a team of screenplay writers come together and make up a zombie movie from scratch.

      • Izzy says:

        If a company buys the movie rights to a book, it is not illegal to do a movie adaptation that tracks exactly to the book. That is the purpose of buying the movie rights to begin with. It’s when people start tinkering too much that trouble often follows (with the movie; legally, the contracts always include artistic license clauses).

  4. Amy625 says:

    Brad has been doing reshoots for only a couple of weeks. Reshoots are the norm for films so I don’t know why people are claiming for this film, it’s a sign the movie is a disaster. Also special effect movies usually are released later than other movies. Eventhough the shoot is in England most likely the cast had Thanksgiving Day off. A lot of films went back to shooting during the weekend. He isn’t special. I’m not even a huge Pitt fan but I’m baffled why he and this film are being so heavily attacked and criticized.

    • Rena says:

      Amy because it is sadly fashionable for some people to take potshoots at anything Brad Pitt does these days.

      Film reshoots are 100% common these days,especially on big budget films. Django filmed for like a year and no one is screaming about all the reshoots and constantly changing characters added and dropped. Depp and the Lone Ranger filmed for like 8 months and has done recent reshoots as well.

      And few screen adaptations follow books word for word. I actually did not see how WWZ the book which I read and greatly enjoyed could be made into a film but Brad did wonders with Moneyball so I am expecting a good film.


    • Stephie says:

      Pitt has been doing re-shoots for this bomb on and off, for months! I find it comical that anything negative about Pittiful is defended with somewhat ridiculous comments. Ha!!

      • Rena says:

        Really months of WWZ reshoots, at the same time as when he was shooting a very short role in TYAS and then a very short role in TC this year? All those months this year from May to September while Angelina was shooting Maleficent WWZ reshoots were going on? LOL

        Funny how the WWZ cast and crew were not aware they were working on reshoots BUT YOU KNOW THAT THEY WERE.

        Such a silly lil weasel!!!!!!

      • Kim says:

        That’s BS, his double / stand in is on twitter and he talked about when they would start reshoots . Show me a link to any pic of reshoots prior to November.

      • lisa2 says:

        No what is quite obvious is you are biased. Funny how if the fans are behind him they are wrong, but your negative rants are right on the money. that is what is very laughable. You obviously don’t like brad. fine good for you. But you are sure as all get out following his movements a lot. All this supposed info on when he started filming. The fans sites have pics of him arriving in the UK for reshoots, and it was in Nov. not months. But hey don’t let facts mess with our over the top hate.

        you are very obvious to anyone with a brain.

      • Janet says:

        Lay off the haterade, honey. All it does is make you sound old and bitter.

      • spinner says:

        Filming for WWZ began in July 2011. The reshoots were due to take place between September and October 2012 but there was a problem there as well. It is well known that this has been a stinker of a film & it has gone way over budget. It has been problematic to say the least & everybody has been pointing fingers. I guess we shall see. Lindelof has been tapped “to save” the production.

      • Lana says:

        Perhaps if Aniston did reshoots her movies wouldn’t be such stinking flops.

  5. lisa2 says:

    Actually Brad was in France for Thanksgiving. He did a phone interview from his home.

    Why is it such a big deal that he is doing reshoots and not when other celebs do. And since when is it the norm that every movie based in a book must be exactly like the book. Believe it or not everyone has not read WWZ. I love the show Walking Dead. Based in a comic book. Anyone that has read the comic book knows the show does not follow it to the letter at all. But the fans of the comic still enjoy the show.

    I get that everything Brad or Angie do has to be shitted on no matter what. Anyway I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. And I know many other people are as well. And while I read the book. The people I know who want to see the film have not.

  6. Kim says:

    What ? Brad started reshoots this month.He filmed the Counselor in UK off and on due to death of Tony Scott

  7. Amelia says:

    Surprised they’re actually able to film in Dorset, the South West has been battered by storms and floods recently!

  8. Ellie66 says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Brad but I’m so gonna see this movie! Zombies! Fast running zombies! Oh yeah I’m there! ;)

  9. Lilly says:

    Well he needs to work to have money for his booze and weed.

  10. Theresa says:

    Does anyone think it bizarre that essentially by reporting on actors on a set location, the ending to the movie may have just been revealed?

    It will be interesting, if when watching the film, part of the plot climax is dependent on the audience sitting on the edge of their seats, “is his family OK? What happened to his family?” I will sit there and go, “Yaaaawn. Who cares, I already know he’s reunited with his family, I read it on the internet…”

    On another note, loved the book, was hoping to see more of the spirit of it captured, but willing to cut them some slack. I am very hungry for a big blockbuster action film featuring zombies, and I am just glad someone took the task on.

    • Kim says:

      You are right now we know the ending

    • LurkeeLee says:

      Yeah, that’s the only bad thing about reporting on actors doing scenes for upcoming movies, we already know the plot and in this case, maybe the end? Other than that, I agree with others who are saying it is normal for scenes to be reshot in movies, but for some reason, Brad has especially been a target of negative press for this, when others have done the same. As a movie lover, I am glad they are taking the time to put out a quality product. Plus, there are sequels planned, so they have to get this right to get the public interested in seeing the subsequent films for the trilogy that is planned.

  11. garavo says:

    Marc Forster directed James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace” so wouldn’t call him exactly a “small time director” ..

  12. Jojo says:

    So you mean Brad has been filming WWZ since November 2010? lol

  13. Poul says:

    URGENT! WHAT JACKET IS HE WEARING ???????? It’s very important!!!

  14. Misty G says:

    I’m not sure if I’m more scared of a zombie movie, or the fact that some people in the comments thread seem to know what Brad Pitt is doing every second of every day. Seriously people, it’s just a movie, he will make more. As long as he doesn’t make any weird perfume commercials anymore, I don’t care what he does.

  15. Kimbob says:

    Having seen the trailer the last time Celebitchy posted it, I’m definitely going to see the film when it hits theatres.

    I’ve never really been a fan of the “zombie genre,” but a dear friend of mine that’s come back into my life recently LOVES zombie films. World War Z looks to me to be @ least a more palatable type of zombie film that could be somewhat entertaining. My friend & I are already planning to see this movie when it hits our area.

    I mean, @ least the zombies appear to be more fast moving (believable), than the old, boring, slow-moving zombies in previous films.

    I haven’t read the book, & I know from previous experience that if I’ve already read a book, the ensuing film usually always disappoints. IMO I think if one has read a book previously, & then a movie comes out based on the previously-written book…it is INEVITABLE that the movie will disappoint because when a person reads a book, (@ least for me), I paint “pictures” in my mind from the descriptions in the book….& such an experience is subjective, so, since no one can read my mind, how in the world could a movie be made that lives up to the “many pictures” I’ve already painted in my own head……does that make sense?

    I’ve read blogger comments about how the World War Z trailer doesn’t appear to have any correlation to the book, & it’s been my experience that any film made about any book can’t possibly capture everything/every event that the book described. If that were the case, a movie would have to be about 4 hours long to do such.

    So, to those that’ve already read the book, maybe just go see the movie w/a “blank palette,” if you can. Maybe that way, the movie would be more enjoyable, than continually focusing on the differences between the film and book…..which will be many, I imagine, because the book is rather comprehensive…so I’ve heard.

    One more thing…after 1st seeing the trailer here on Celebitchy, & reading blogger comments about how the movie appeared so different, I googled the book, & apparently a huge amount of research was done prior to writing the book. I think…the bigger the book, the bigger difference one would/will see in the final product of the film.

    • jinni says:

      I don’t think any reader expects a movie to be able to totally encompass every aspect of a book. That’ll be impossible; especially for longer books. But it is possible for a movie to at least have the spirit or essence of the book in it.

      From what I’ve read about the book (I admit I’ve never read it) from fans of it, as well as their reaction to the trailers they aren’t seeing anything that really appears to respect the source material. Maybe all of that will be found in the movie its self so everyone will have to wait and see, who knows.

      It’s just that Hollywood has a tendency of buying books/comicbooks/cartoon rights with built-in fan bases and than completely crapping all over the source material and said fan base, but still expect us to buy their crap (ex Avater: The Last Airbender).

      • Kimbob says:

        Yeah, I totally understand. You make a great point, @jinni.

        I’m kind of glad I haven’t read the book @ this point, so when I go see the movie, that way, I’m going in “fresh,”…LOL.

        I do like to read, though, & plan on reading the book after the movie. I hope the book is a good read. If my imagination isn’t captured w/in the 1st 50 pages or so, I probably won’t finish it.

      • Katherine says:

        How do these people know whether it has any connection to the book or not? I HAVE read the book and it seems to me there is absolutely a connection.

        There is a man who travels the globe trying to uncover the origins of the plague – the book makes it a journey of discovery of the past, the movie seems to have made it a journey of discovery while it is happening. I can see that as a viable and yet still connected revision for the screen.

        I am seeing snippets in photos that remind me of scenes and stories from the book.

        I’ve said this before but the essence of the book is about a world wide plague that threatens the existence of mankind. It is a collection of vignettes about how the world – its governments and its people – deal with it and fight it. Whether a zombie runs or rambles is immaterial to the basic story of WWZ. So unless you are someone who has read the script and knows the next 2 parts of the trilogy as well then perhaps you and other naysayers don’t know quite what the movie will be in the end.

  16. sigh says:

    My gut reaction upon seeing the trailer is that it doesn’t follow the book… and of course it deviates… but I think there’s actually a lot of the book hidden here. Instead of collecting interviews after the fact, it looks like Pitt’s character is going to be on the ground for many of the major events. A LOT of the India stuff (the zombies swarming the ships, everything with Raj Singh) seems to be referenced here, for instance. So I think we’ll see him in the mix for some of the book events, and maybe get a look at some of the others as well. So it feels like the book, but restructured.

    The cast, too, is so vast and sprawling, that they’re going to do more than it seems from the trailer. I’m just not sure how it’s all going to come together, or how they’re going to do this as a trilogy as has been hinted.

    I am not really optimistic (though I’ll say those zombies look terrifying!), but I am also not sure it’s as deep a deviation from the book as people suspect.

  17. Paloma says:

    Isn’t the family in England right now? I am sure he had Thanksgiving (if they choose to celebrate) with them.

  18. OhMyGawh says:

    I was excited about this film as I enjoy the zombie genre, but the trailer did nothing for me. Too much of it reminded me of I Am Legend. The CGI pile of zombies was too much. This and the fact the screenplay went through major rewrites and the tension between director and actor have dropped my expectations considerably. I could end up being surprised, however.

  19. Andrew says:

    Too much cgi for my taste, but it’s an early trailer so it’ll probably be better. I’m a fan of the book, but I’m okay with the movie deviating. The book would be hard to film since there’s never a complete main character to grasp. Then again, life of pi seemed unfilmable but Ang Lee made it happen perfectly. Maybe they should have given World War Z to someone like Lee. On a side note, I couldn’t stand Quantom of Solace so I hope this is better than that was from this director.

  20. Aud says:

    I feel terrible for the author of the book.
    This movie looks to be rubbish. When movies are in reshoot mode so late in the piece, there is something drastically wrong with the script.
    I’m over the hoopla that is Brad Pitt. Unfortunately he isn’t enough for me to drag my butt to a film.

    • lisa2 says:

      Well Max said in a recent interview, that he had a lot of faith in Brad and was fan of how they did Moneyball. another film people screamed could not be made into a film

      So why feel sorry. He sold the right to the book, made money. Brad bought it and gets to make the film he and the studio are making. I don’t think brad or anyone involved is going to miss your money. And since you are obviously not a fan why would you have gone to see it anyway. I actually think the film will do quite well.

  21. Tansey says:

    I like Brad Pitt. I think he’s a great actor and he’s not at all bad looking. Plus, he’s making a zombie movie. That right there gets him major points with me!

    World War Z is my favorite book. I’ve read it at least 5 times and have had my copy of the book signed by the author when he visited my local public library. I was disappointed when I learned that this movie probably wouldn’t follow the book, but after seeing the trailer I’m now optimistic it’ll be a great movie.

    As far as making the movie like the book, it could’ve done so easily. The book is a collection of stories/interviews told by survivors of a zombie apocalypse. So, we could have Brad’s character as the interviewer going around interviewing survivors, their stories making up the bulk of the movie, while we also get flashbacks of Brad’s character’s story and what happened to him and his family. I think that would’ve been a great movie also.

    Either way, I’m really looking forward to seeing it. My husband and I rarely go to the movies, but we’ll definitely be going to see this in theaters.

  22. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Are we sure Stanley Kubrick didn’t rise from the dead to direct this and that’s why it’s taking years to shoot?

  23. KellyinSeattle says:

    I still think Brad is a very good actor and overall a good guy; no I don’t worship him or his family, but get good vibes from all of them.

  24. lena80 says:

    I still don’t like the idea of coked up running zombies, but Brad will most likely attract a huge audience… myself included.

  25. Leek says:

    I thought the trailer looked like a fun zombie movie but I’m. Still hoping they make a movie of the actual book. It’s disappointing they just didn’t give it another name so now we’ll never get to see a movie version of the book. That’s a bummer and it’s irritating that Brad robbed us of that.

  26. Kim says:

    Brad didn’t rob you of that Max sold out.That’s Hollywood.