In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a pair of blockbusters that both hit troubles.
Eraser (1996) felt like an unexpected turning point in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career, and reportedly had a rather chaotic and bloated production.
World War Z (2013), meanwhile, had a whole new ending shot, after an expensive battle in Russia to end the movie had already been filmed.
Stories of both are discussed in this episode…
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