The trouble behind Paramount Pictures’ Marc Forster-directed World War Z is no secret. The stories ranged from onset issues forcing reshoots to a feud with star Brad Pitt. In fact, it was reportedly so bad that “Lost” and Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof was brought in to do a third act, but after figuring out how much additional work was needed, he handed the project off to collaborator Drew Goddard.
But here’s the real shocker, one that The Hollywood Reporter conjured up in their in depth look at major studio reshoots – sources say Paramount execs only had 52 minutes of continuous footage cut together to show them, along with a few minutes of other action! That’s INSANE.
The film is said to be gearing up for a seven-week reshoot in London, although the studio has been mum on exactly what’s going down. Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse all star in the adaptation that’s aiming for a June 21, 2013. release.
“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.“