Huge cache of weapons found!
Handguns, machine guns,
men wearing black hoods!
This is the kind of headline that public relations people love to see:
"Police seize weapons from Brad Pitt film"It's got police, it's got weapons, it's got movie star Brad Pitt, it's about a movie he's making. Gold!
I think it's interesting for another reason.
Hungarian officials seized a stockpile of weapons to be used for filming a zombie movie starring Brad Pitt called "World War Z." Weapons experts said the guns had been modified to use blank ammunition, but officials from the Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Center said the guns were not sufficiently modified to ensure they were unable to be fired. Their contention is that the guns were not fake enough, and that removing a single screw could enable some of them to be used as real weapons.
Could the government have been worried about any types of guns entering the country only a few weeks before the October 23rd anniversary of the 1956 uprising against the then-ruling Soviet-backed government?
Did authorities believe the guns might be a true menace if they were stolen and converted into weapons that could fire? Was this a symbolic action showing that the anti-terrorist forces were on the job, even against fake weapons? Or did someone somewhere - despite the fact that the filmmakers said they got official permission to bring these in - make a seriously stupid mistake and confuse real with fake?
- Police seize weapons from Brad Pitt film, Reuters>>
- No props for Mr Pitt: Hungarian anti-terrorist police swoop on cache of 100 LIVE weapons used for Brad's latest film, Mail Online, UK>>