WORLD WAR Z to be Rewritten by Damon Lindelof
It’s not usual that a writer is hired to rewrite a script after the film has already been shot. After seven more weeks of filming on the project, the warning bells were beginning to sound. There was a huge problem with the third act of the film, so in attempts to solve that problem, Prometheus co-writer Damon Lindelof has been brought in to rewrite World War Z.
The troubled zombie picture hopes to begin reshoots in September or October; the original script was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski.
A big-budgeted actioner, co-produced by Brad Pitt for Paramount Pictures faced some troubles the first time around when its release date was pushed back from December this year to June 21st, 2013.
The story based on Max Brook’s horror novel of the same title follows Gerry Lane (Pitt), a United Nation employee who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
Director Marc Foster has wrapped the filming last year in various locations in Europe. The movie also stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Julia Levy-Boeken, Elyes Gabel, David Morse and Anthony Mackie.
We want the film to live up to its great potential.