The film adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z has already gone through hell trying to get made. It has been delayed over and over again. Originally planned for release this December, the project was pushed to June of next year to accommodate extensive reshoots, and now it is being reported that there are some massive rewrites involved in the reshoots as well.
The Hollywood Reporter has said that writer Damon Lidelof has been brought in to rewrite the scenes involved in the reshoot. Lindelof is most known for his work on the recently released film Prometheus as well as the television show “LOST.”
The original script was drafted by Matthew Michael Carnahan.
World War Z is set to star Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse, revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), 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.
The film is scheduled to be released on June 21, 2013.