Damon Lindelof Rewriting World War Z

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Man, World War Z is having one hell of a time making it to the big screen. Everything you can imagine happening to hamper production has, from the recently announced seven weeks of reshoots to the film’s firearms being seized by the government. Now another writer is batting clean up.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been brought in to save Paramount’s troubled zombie movie World War Z. The “Lost” co-creator and co-author of Ridley Scott and Fox’s Prometheus is said to be focusing on the movie’s third act. The production hopes to begin reshoots in September or October.

Here’s some advice … lose the imposed PG-13 rating so everyone can get cracking!

The novel is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic and is an oral history told from many perspectives around the world. Brad Pitt is playing a U.N. worker gathering stories of the great zombie war, and his Plan B shingle is producing. Mireille Enos (“Big Love”, “The Killing”) plays his wife, a mother of two girls.

Assuming all goes well, look for Forster’s adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie infestation novel World War Z in theatres next summer.

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