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

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

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.

"This morning a private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest]," said the director of Hungary's anti-terrorism unit 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."

A source told the magazine that Pitt — whose Plan B Entertainment is producing the movie set for a December 2012 release — isn't to blame for the prop snafu. "The movie company's employees must have made a mistake bringing the guns in without the Anti-Terrorism Unit's permission," said the unnamed source.

The movie, which is being helmed by Oscar-nominated director Marc Forster ("Machine Gun Preacher," "Stranger Than Fiction") and is based on a beloved novel by Max Brooks, stars Pitt as a United Nations employee who is traveling the world in an effort to stop a zombie plague from wiping out humanity. Forster has promised that he is taking a different approach to how the zombies move in the film from how they lurch in the book.

"In Max Brook's book they move in the George Romero ["Night of the Living Dead"] fashion. I feel like we have a little bit different approach," he revealed. "But it doesn't exclude that they might not eventually be fashioned [on] how George Romero's zombies move, it's just a little bit different approach. I think that will probably be the biggest discussions that there will be."

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