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“Lost” and ‘Prometheus’ Writer ‘World War Z’ Savior?

Holy crap World War Z much suck, and it must suck badly. On the heels of news that Paramount Pictures has agreed to several more weeks of shooting, THR writes that screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been brought in to save Paramount’s troubled zombie movie.

The big-budget movie, in which Brad Pitt stars and is serving as one of the producers, has been troubled, and its release has been pushed from a December, 2012 release to June, 21 2013. It is now awaiting signficant reshoots. Lindelof, 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.

Z, based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, is intended to be a zombie picture with sociological and political overtones. It also stars Mireille Enos (“The Killing”), James Badge Dale and Anthony Mackie. Marc Forster is directing the movie, which shot last year in various European locales.

The story 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. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.



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