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Hungarian police raids gun stockpile ... from Brad Pitt film
小布新片劇組槍械 遭匈牙利查扣

US actor Brad Pitt poses during the photocall for The Tree of Life at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 16.

Photo: EPA

Hungarian police announced Monday they had seized a shipment of weapons stored in a warehouse near Budapest airport, only for a film producer to reveal they were props for a new Brad Pitt movie.

Police told a press conference they had found and confiscated the arsenal — which included machine guns, handguns and sniper guns but no ammunition — at a customs-free area near the airport during a raid at dawn on Monday.

“The military guns arrived from London on Saturday at Liszt Ferenc International Airport,” Janos Hajdu, director of the police’s Counterterrorism Centre, was cited by Hungarian newswire MTI, adding that the aircraft transporting the weapons left the airport right after unloading.

The Hungarian police had contacted its counterparts in Britain for more information, he also said.

As it turns out, the weapons were actually meant as props for a new zombie movie featuring Hollywood star Brad Pitt, World War Z, a film producer told local television RTL Klub.

Shooting in Hungary for the film was to begin Monday evening in an industrial district of Budapest, according to RTL Klub.

It was not delayed by the police action, the producer said.




匈牙利通訊社MTI引用警察反恐中心指揮官亞諾許‧海度的話說:「這批軍用槍枝週六從倫敦運到Liszt Ferenc國際機場。」並補充說運送武器的飛機在卸貨後旋即飛離。


最後結果顯示,該電影製片告訴當地RTL Klub電視台說,這批武器其實是用來拍攝一部由好萊塢影星布萊德‧彼特主演殭屍電影《殭屍世界大戰》,所使用的道具。

根據RTL Klub電視台,該電影在匈牙利的場景,原定週一傍晚在布達佩斯的一處工業區開拍。




1. prop n.

道具 (dao4 ju4)

例: There were barely any props on stage for the play.


2. confiscate v.

沒收 (mo4 shou1)

例: The police confiscated several fake IDs

from the students.


3. unload v.

卸貨 (xie4 huo4)

例: Can you help me unload the truck?


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