'World War Z' needs 7 weeks of reshoots
Back in March, Paramount Pictures announced they were pulling World War Z from its original release date of December 21, 2012 and rescheduled it for June 21, 2013. I questioned back then whether the reason for its pulling was as simple as just a much crowed holiday release schedule. Now, in what appears to be an increasingly everyday event, the truth has come out that the film will need 7 weeks of reshoots. This revelation comes on the heels of last week’s word that the studio was pulling G.I. Joe: Retaliation for reshoots and 3D conversion –a mere five weeks before its scheduled release. While reshoots are part of a lot of films, there has been a spate of big, expensive tent-pole films needing to go back and film additional scenes, including the Keanu Reeves medieval fantasy 47 Ronin, which had its release date moved from this November to February 2013 to accommodate some lengthy reshoots that might include a possible new director replacing first-timer Carl Erik Rinsch. What makes this odd is the length of the reshoots; 7 week’s is an awful long time. I mean, consider Disney’s John Carter, which went through reshoots as well, but those lasted only 3 ½ weeks. A curious question maybe asked is whether Marc Forster is still World War Z’s director.