Forget sometime scary-skinny near-missus ANGELINA JOLIE, BRAD PITT has some real ZOMBIE problems!

AS The ENQUIRER reported previously Brad had been producing a zombie thriller “World War Z” which seemed destined for a big money making franchise.  But now, sources say, not only is the film A STINKER with its release date pushed back to 2013 but the tawny Brad may be to blame.

 “Can we take this genre movie and use it as a Trojan horse for sociopolitical problems, and what would the effect on the world be if everything we knew was upside-down and pulled out from under us?” Brad told The Hollywood Reporter last January, as he seemingly had classic disaster flick “The Poseidon Adventure” on his mind – but substituting flesh eating denizens of the brain snarfing undead for Shelley Winters.

But a source now told THR that Brad’s film is now “a nightmare from top to bottom”.

The troubled production dragged on for months as a novice SFX director battled with the cinematographer and the logistics of shooting all over economically ravaged Europe took its toll.

Meanwhile Brad and his producing partner were busy prepping a small indie film that preemed at Cannes, “Killing Them Softly”.

By the time they were ready to re-focus their attentions on the zombie flick “the disaster was already well in the making,” the production insider divulged.

Yet a Paramount exec said “The footage from this film looks fantastic, but we all agreed it can have a better ending. Getting the ending correct is essential, and we are in that creative process.”

But Brad is positive his zombie apocalypse gore fest will garner kudos, “I know my boys are going to like it.”