'World War Z' weapons confiscated by Hungarian authorities

world-war-z.jpgAlmost 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 production services for "World War Z," says, "We are preparing as planned. We are not changing our schedule."

"World War Z," which tells the story of a UN representative, writing a report on the great zombie war, interviews survivors in the wake of the titular war, stars Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse and Mireille Enos. It is scheduled to be released Dec. 21, 2012. It is based on the 2006 post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks.

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