Brad Pitt’s zombie flick “World War Z” was a nightmare to make

Getty ImagesBrad Pitt was not too keen on the zombie apocalypse

Vanity Fair magazine is running a June cover story on Brad Pitt and his disastrous moviemaking experience creating “World War Z.”

The zombie apocalypse film was “plagued with on-set drama, budget issues, and a weak ending that had to be entirely reshot,” says the New York Post. At one point, the story alleges, Pitt stopped speaking to the film’s director, Marc Forster, over issues like more violence (Pitt wanted it, Forster did not).

“It was literally insane,” said Marc Evans, Paramount’s president of productions. The budget swelled so high that in order to be profitable it will have to rake in more than $400 million.

To put that into perspective, the most profitable movie this year, “OZ: The Great and Powerful,” earned $226 million.

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