Wow... Paramount Pictures' adaptation of World War Z is sure going through some rough times, and the studio is desperate to make something good out of it. We recently reported that the movie will go through seven weeks of reshoots which is pretty crazy. But not to worry, Damon Lindelof is coming to the rescue! The studio has hired the Prometheus screenwriter to try to save the film by rewriting the script. According to THR he will be focusing on third act of the film. I guess once they got to the editing room they started seeing the movie sucked and felt it needed a new ending.
It's not surprising that the movie is having issues like this. If you've read the book by Max Brooks, then you know that a film adaptation wouldn't be easy as it's not told like a traditional story. I really hope this movie doesn't end up sucking, but things don't look good. This is what happens when you write the script for the movie while you're shooting it.
The film is being directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos (The Killing), James Badge Dale, and Anthony Mackie. The story is intended to be a zombie picture with sociological and political overtones, and the film is scheduled to start going through reshoots this fall.
Do you think Lindelof can save the movie?