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Composer Marco Beltrami Scoring Marc Forster's 'World War Z' Movie

30 December 2011 6:18 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Some interesting scoring news to wrap up this year, for a highly anticipated film that will arrive at the end of next year. Film Music Reporter (via Styd) is reporting that composer Marco Beltrami has signed on to do the score for Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' World War Z, about the zombie apocalypse. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Bryan Cranston and finished shooting this year, but isn't slated for release until December next year. Beltrami most recently worked on Scream 4, The Thing remake and The Woman in Black, and also has a few other projects in the works besides this one. Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami is somewhat of a franchise guy, working on the Scream series and other genre flicks, including Live Free or Die Hard and now the upcoming A Good Day to Die Hard. Yea, remember this unnecessary sequel? »

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Director's Cut: Patrick's top 10 anticipated movies for 2012

30 December 2011 3:57 PM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Looking forward to the next year of movies has been a tradition on Coming Attractions. After all, the whole reason why CA got started in the first place was to talk about movies that were in development, at a golden time when each film had awesome potential. As we watch the days grow shorter between their release dates, we love to imagine how great watching these movies will be. Whether the movies actually live up to the mental hype we give them is something else entirely.

But now’s not the time for being pessimistic. The final hours of 2011 are upon us and it’s with great hope that we look forward to what Hollywood will offer us in 2012. And there are some movies that I’m looking forward to seeing more than others.

Counting down, my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2012 are:


10. John Carter

If you had asked me even two years ago, »

- Patrick Sauriol

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World War Z Gets Composer Marco Beltrami

29 December 2011 4:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Composer Marco Beltrami has signed on to create the score for World War Z. This will be his first time working with director Marc Forster.

Brad Pitt stars in World War Z, an adaptation of Max Brooks' novel, which centers on a United Nations employee (Brad Pitt) who travels the world interviewing survivors of a global zombie infestation. Mierelle Amos, Bryan Cranston, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale also star in World War Z.

Marc Forster is directing World War Z from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski, adapted from the Max Brooks novel.

Marco Beltrami has also been set to compose the scores for upcoming projects such as A Good Day to Die Hard and Paradise Lost.

World War Z comes to theaters December 21st, 2012 and stars Brad Pitt, Bryan Cranston, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, Julia Levy-Boeken, David Andrews. The »

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50 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2012 - Page 2

16 December 2011 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

'Rock of Ages'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise

The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!

'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

The Scoop: What if the classic fairy tale "Snow White" was actually a dark and moody fantasy epic? That's the premise behind "Snow White and the Hunstman," which features »

- Scott Harris

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2012

8 December 2011 2:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with exciting movies, so to help out a little, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2012…

As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar.

Now, a couple of disclaimers.

There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up. Jack The Giant Killer, Rise Of The Guardians, Red Tails, Chronicle and Dark Shadows all fit into that category.

Plus there are the films that we suspect will turn out strongly, but what we've seen of them so far hasn't blown us away (Brave, Skyfall). Then there are the potential hidden gems (ParaNorman) we'll »

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Idw offers graphic novels on Barnes & Noble Nook

2 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

DC isn’t the only publisher betting big on the new generation of tablets — Idw has made more than 30 of their GNs available for the Nook, including Darwyn Cooke’s Parker adaptations, and works by Joe Hill, Max Brooks, Anne Rice, and Eric Shanower. Unlike DC’s exclusive with Amazon, this doesn’t seem to have pissed off any retail partners…yet.

Continuing to lead the charge of digital comics, Idw Publishing proudly debuted a collection of graphic novels for the new Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, the company’s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. Idw’s initial Nook entrée features over thirty complete graphic novels, including award-winning books and works by bestselling authors.

“We’re excited to partner with Barnes & Noble to bring Idw graphic novels line to Nook,” stated Jeff Webber, Idw’s director of ePublishing.

Related articles Idw Graphic Novels Debut on Kobo Vox eReader (graphicpolicy. »

- Heidi MacDonald

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Abigail Hargrove Talks World War Z

23 November 2011 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

One of the younger cast members of Marc Foster's upcoming World War Z , Abigail Hargrove spoke with us last night on the red carpet event celebrating the DVD and Blu-ray release of J.J. Abram's Super 8 . "I did read the book first," Hargrove says of being cast in the zombie epic, "but my character isn't in the book. There's now me, my little sister and my mom in the movie... I play Rachel Lane in this movie. She's kind of like a good kid, but she's sort of acting a little bit mean in it. She doesn't talk that much because she's shock because of the zombies and all that stuff everywhere." Based on the novel by Max Brooks, the film is about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. Brooks -- the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft -- wrote a »

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Watch “Zombies: A Living History”

25 October 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Image by {El Gris} via Flickr

Premiering tonight on the History Channel!

Relentless. Infectious. All consuming. Since the beginning of time they have embodied our deepest fears and today their power to frighten us is more potent than ever before. They are the monster that history cannot kill.

Get ready for an unprecedented exploration of history’s most terrifying and enduring horror. What are the origins of the living dead and what makes them more relevant than ever before? Join Max Brooks, Jonathan Maberry, Roger Ma, Jl Bourne, Kim Paffenroth, Rebekah McKendry, Steven Schlozman, Daniel Drezner, The Zombie Squad and many more as we investigate the roots of our ultimate fear and find out what you can do to prepare yourself for the zombie apocalypse.

…Because if you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything.

You’ll even see a few ComicMix contributors in the special. The producers wanted them for their braiiinnnnnssss… »

- Glenn Hauman

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'World War Z' weapons confiscated by Hungarian authorities

12 October 2011 6:46 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Almost 100 prop weapons that were supposed to be used in "World War Z," the new Brad Pitt movie filming in Hungary, were confiscated Saturday (Oct. 8), authorities told the AP Tuesday. The weapons arrived at the airport in Budapest from London and authorities took the machine guns, rifles and pistols because they had not been full deactivated and could still fire live ammunition.

Janos Hajdu, head of Hungary's Counterterrorism Center, explained that the weapons had to be deactivated in an "irreversible" way. The ones seized could still be fired.

Bela Gajdos, a weapons supervisor for the movie,"We had all the permits in order for the weapons to be brought in. They were brought in only for this film and are owned by a company in England."

Gajdos says the weapons were in accordance with British regulations, but in Hungary they were considered "not suitably modified."

Adam Goodman, whose company provides »


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Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' Set Raided By Swat Team

11 October 2011 8:14 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Hungarian police swarmed warehouse to seize stash of guns being used on set.

By Gil Kaufman

Brad Pitt on the set of "World War Z" on August 18, 2011, in Glasgow, Scotland

Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

Onlookers may have thought that the intense police action was part of the plot, but when Hungarian police and a Swat team descended on the set of Brad Pitt's film "World War Z" on Monday, it was not a scripted event.

According to Us Weekly, the Swat team raided a Budapest warehouse where weapons were being stored for use in the epic zombie flick, with anti-terrorism officers seizing 85 guns. The firearms, which were supposed to be nonfunctional, were automatic, military-style assault rifles that were in good working order.

The guns were confiscated at an airport near the film's set, where they were being stored.

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Guns for Brad Pitt film seized by Hungarian police

11 October 2011 6:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rifles ordered as stage weapons for forthcoming zombie picture, World War Z, found to be fully functioning by anti-terrorism unit

Dozens of military assault rifles earmarked for use as stage guns on the set of forthcoming Brad Pitt zombie film, World War Z , have been seized by Hungarian police after it emerged they were in full working order.

Armed officers yesterday raided a Budapest warehouse being used as a storage centre for the new film. They found 85 automatic rifles, all of which came with misleading paperwork suggesting they were non-functional.

"This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest]," Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary's anti-terrorism unit, told Us Weekly in a statement. "Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to be used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren't."

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World War Z Adds David Morse to the Cast; Loses Guns In Swat Raid

11 October 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Paramount Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of Max Brooks’ book, World War Z, has seen quite a bit of action recently and we’re not just talking filming action sequences. A few weeks ago, we brought you pictures from the set of the film where Brad Pitt is shooting a fiery action scene on location in London.

Deadline reports that David Morse (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Treme) has been added to the epic zombie film. Morse will play “a prisoner living in an abandoned jail in World War Z.”

On a darker note, a Swat team reportedly raided a warehouse in Budapest and seized 85 fully-functional automatic, assault rifles that were being stored for the filming of World War Z. A source for Us Weekly says that the root of the problem was that the paperwork accompanying the guns stated that the weapons were non-functional.

The Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Unit released this »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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‘Prop’ Guns Seized From The Set Of World War Z

11 October 2011 2:24 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Filmmakers on the currently shooting World War Z, a flick that has a cast led by Brad Pitt, ran into a bit of trouble yesterday after the set was raided by real life Swat officers in Bucharest where 80+ ‘prop’ firearms were seized.

We say prop as some of the guns found were allegedly fully functional and extremely dangerous weapons, and were described as “automatic, military-style assault rifles.”

“We can confirm that weapons were confiscated at an airport,” Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary’s Anti-Terrorism Unit, told Us Weekly.

“This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest],” Janos and Bodnar add. “Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.”

Oh dear. The film is set for release in December 2012. Marc Forster is directing the flick, »

- Paul Heath

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World War Z movie raided by Swat team

10 October 2011 11:43 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Production of World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, has hit something of a snag in Hungary. Er, when a Swat team intervened...

Over the past months, the production of World War Z, the big screen adaptation of Max Brooks’ post-apocalyptic zombie horror novel, has been shooting in the UK, taking in locations in Cornwall and Scotland. And it all seemed to be ticking along quite nicely, with the film then heading over to Budapest for the next part of the shoot.

But could the film now have some problems?

It depends how much you read into the report that’s popped up at U.S. Weekly, which is carrying the story that a Swat team has raided a warehouse in Budapest that’s being used to hold the weapons being deployed on camera in the movie.

The story carries a quote from both the director and deputy director of Hungary’s anti-terrorism unit, »

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Swat Team Raided and Seized Weapons from World War Z Set

10 October 2011 5:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now here’s something that doesn't happen every day: a Swat team raided the Budapest set of Marc Forster’s big-budget zombie pic World War Z earlier today and seized a number of weapons that were being used in the film. Police confiscated 85 fully-functional weapons (read: not prop guns) from a warehouse that was being used by the production. Most of the weapons were of the automatic, military-style assault variety which is a very big no-no to transport internationally without authorization. Hit the jump for the full story, including star Brad Pitt’s reaction. Apparently the paperwork for the guns claimed that they were non-fuctional, when in fact they were very much real. The fault lies with the production company’s employees who transported the weapons without approval from Hungary's Anti-Terrorism Unit. Sources tell Us Weekly (via Vulture) that Pitt is “furious.” The film is reportedly already over budget and over schedule, »

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Real Swat Team Pays 'World War Z' Production a Surprise Visit

10 October 2011 4:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It's not unheard of that films get a surprise visit from the police, though usually it happens to lower key productions.  All it takes is a cop not noticing a camera crew, but catching a glimpse of an actor with a gun performing a fake robbery.  That's not exactly what happened to World War Z, however.  This story doesn't involve some beat cop who happened across a scene, this involves an entire Swat team and a whole lot of guns [via Vulture]. The Marc Forster-directed adaptation (and we lose that word as loosely as possible) of Max Brooks' bestselling book received this special visit from the Budapest police department after it was discovered that 85 weapons intended to be used in the production weren't actually props.  The production tried...

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S.W.A.T. Team Raids World War Z Warehouse

10 October 2011 4:38 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Does the word "oops" actually cut it here? Sometimes news stories come our way that just leave us shaking our collective heads. This is one of those times. Read on for the following sliver of extreme stupidity.

According to Us Weekly on Monday, a S.W.A.T. team raided a Budapest warehouse holding weapons being used in Brad Pitt's upcoming zombie movie World War Z. "The film is already over budget and over schedule," a source tells Us Weekly. "Brad is furious."

Police seized 85 fully-functional weapons, most of which were automatic, military-style assault rifles. "We can confirm that weapons were confiscated at an airport," Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary's Anti-Terrorism Unit, tell Us.

The problem, a source says, is that the guns came with paperwork claiming they were non-functional -- but they're actually in working order.

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‘World War Z’ Production Set Raided By Real-Life Swat Team

10 October 2011 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Though some fans have expressed their displeasure [2] with the changes [3] that Marc Forster has made in his cinematic adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie apocalypse novel World War Z, it seems the movie version is staying faithful to the source material in at least one way: a devotion to chillingly realistic detail. So much so, in fact, that Forster's Budapest set was recently visited by a real-life Swat team, who were none too happy with having to confiscate some 85 "prop" firearms that turned out to be fully functional and extremely dangerous weapons. Um, oops. Read more after the jump. Us Weekly [4] (via Vulture [5]) writes that the Swat team seized dozens of weapons from the project on Monday, most of which were "automatic, military-style assault rifles." The production is in hot water because the paperwork accompanying the items claimed they were non-functional props, when in fact they were real guns in working order. »

- Angie Han

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Brad Pitt "Furious" Over 'World War Z'

10 October 2011 4:11 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Aside from the worrying likelihood that a zombie film is to be rated PG-13, things appeared to be going well for the film adaptation of 'World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War' from author Max Brooks. Some cool set videos came out, and Brooks himself voiced his contentment with what he had seen on set. He even seemed fine with the changes that had to be made in the novel-to-film transition. According to Us Weekly, all is not well, however. A source has told them that lead of the film, Brad Pitt is absolutely "furious" because "the film is already over budget and over schedule." To make matters worse, there has been a horrible mix-up concerning the props being used as weapons to presumably fight off the horde. If these weapons would have actually been used, the actors on the wrong end wouldn't have to try very »

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Police Raid Brad Pitt's World War Z

10 October 2011 1:04 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Production of Brad Pitt's latest movie, World War Z, has hit a snag as warehouses storing props for the production were raided by a Hungarian Swat team. The Swat team, from Hungary's elite anti-terrorism unit, claim that a number of weapons imported for the shoot were in fact real, as opposed to the replica 'non-functional' guns used in normal productions, for cost and safety reasons. Neither Paramount or Pitt's own production company, Plan B, have commented on the story; however it would appear that the Hungarian authorities are taking the incident seriously "Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren't," Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, director and deputy director of Hungary's anti-terrorist force, told Us Weekly. World War Z, based on the best-selling book by Max Brooks is currently filming in Hungary, with director Marc Forster at the helm. »

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