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FILM INDUSTRY NEWS: Brad Pitt’s World War Z Filmed in Malta

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:24

World War Z – a fictional experience, based on Max Brooks’ best-selling horror novel which carries the same title as the film, about a zombie pandemic outbreak worldwide - has gained € 30 million for Malta in three weeks during which the production was shot in various parts of the island particularly in the capital city of Valletta. Zombies were reported to have ‘invaded’ the streets in the lower part of the historical city built by the knights of the Order of St John after the victory over the Ottoman Turks in the Great Siege of 1565, and indeed, some 20 make-up artists were engaged to enhancie the army of flesh eating zombies within the set's prosthetics department.

Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment acquired and secured the rights for its production. It is directed by Marc Forster and is due for release in summer 2012.

World War Z which depicts a warfare experience with zombies, with use of helicopters and of military vehicles such as ‘Hummers’, stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Anthony Mackie and James Badge Dale.

Academy Award attractive actress Angeline Jolie, accompanied Brad Pitt in Malta during the three weeks of filming together with their children.

The film is making use of approximately 800 crew, a fact deemed to be by far a new record for the film industry in Malta, dubbed the ‘Hollywood of the Mediterranean’, having entertained many other major film productions over the years such as Gladiator, Troy, Da Vinci Code and U-571.

Malta has been hailed as ideal for the film industry, given its tax incentives, its unique historical scenario and excellent weather most of the year round, making it a natural choice.