Director Explains Original Ending

By now everyone knows that "World War Z" had an ending that was filmed, but then eventually replaced when the filmmakers decided it wasn't right for the movie and hired Damon Lindelof (Prometheus) to come up with something different.

All blame seemingly pointed at director Marc Forster for going over budget when such a huge portion of the film had to be re-shot. But according to Forster, the decision to do that had nothing to do with him. In the process of defending himself, Forster also revealed some details from the original ending.


"Basically in the original ending, after the Israel sequence and the plane crash, Gerry (Brad Pitt) is in Russia, and the storyline of what he finds out at the WHO lab is what he finds in Russia but he applies his theory in a battlefield setting," he explained. "We never finished that footage because we all agreed after Israel and the plane crash, you really want the movie to be more quiet and you don't want it to go into another huge combat situation."

Foster went on to say that parts of the original ending appear as a quick montage at the end of the film, but the full ending will never be released. "I don't think you'll ever see the Russia sequence, because we never really finished it; we never spent the money to do the visual effects," he said. "Once we shot it and we did a rough cut, everyone agreed that this is too big and too exhausting, it would be better to go a simpler route."

Meanwhile, watch the latest video from Honest Trailers, this time focusing on "World War Z."

"World War Z" was partly filmed in Malta.

Source: WorstPreviews