“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.

  • Number1sikko

    This is troubling. I’m still going to see it no matter what, but I have a feeling this movie is going to suck, no matter how much work Lindelof puts in to try to save it. Hopefully he can just make it not suck as bad.

  • wehoaks

    You are lucky you guys get good scoop because the now constant interjecting of personal opinion into every NEWS story has become such a turnoff. Not to mention the site is super slow ever since the new design has been implemented.

    • EvanDickson

      There’s no opinion in the article, it’s reporting. Paramount wouldn’t be paying that amount of money if they didn’t hate it – just a fact.

      • wehoaks

        “Holy crap World War Z much suck, and it must suck badly.” – Mr. D, first sentence (with original spelling errors).

  • Lizz_Stevens

    This is a bummer to read, the book is so good and as soon as I heard they were making a movie I was amped but nervous they wouldn’t portray it as well as the book. If they keep pushing back dates and reshooting there’s no way it will do the book justice. So upsetting!