There has been a lot of unwanted action on the set of Brad Pitt’s new movie World War Z. Last month Pitt had to rescue an extra who almost got trampled by zombies, and this weekend an anti-terroist unit raided the movie’s warehouse and confiscated more than 85 weapons.
And this isn’t just some crazy mishap where authorities thought the movie props were real guns. No, the guns that were confiscated by the Hungarian anti-terrorism unit were fully functional. The Huffington Post notes that some were even loaded.
Hajdu Janos, the director of Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit, told US Weekly:
“Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.”
The magazine reports that the SWAT team raided a Budapest warehouse that housed weapons for the movie on Monday. Most of the weapons confiscated were automatic, military-style assault rifles.
A source from the movie said that the guns were delivered without the consent of the Anti-Terrorism Unit and that the guns came with paperwork saying that they were non-functional guns.
Janos said that they are currently interrogating personnel to get to the bottom of the incident.
Brad Pitt, whose company Plan B Entertainment is producing World War Z, is supposedly furious over the incident. World War Z is already over budget and behind schedule. The movie is expected to be released this December.
Do you think this was an honest mistake? Should Brad Pitt be thanking his lucky stars that the SWAT team did find the guns? Otherwise, a real gun may have been used as a prop and someone may have been hurt or killed.