Even though World War Z is pretty much in the can, that has not stopped Paramount from enlisting the help of one of Hollywood’s most sought after talents in rewriting the script. Apparently, the movie is quite the mess as the book-to-film conversion did not go well for Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster. The effort is scheduled for nearly two months of reshoots (an almost unprecedented amount,) and now comes confirmation Matthew Michael Carnahan’s (State of Play) script will be getting a pretty significant facelift.
Damon Lindelof will be tasked with fixing the third act which is deemed to be the most atrocious of the entire film. The writer has credits that include Lost, Star Trek, and the recently released Prometheus which gives the studio a whole lot of confidence that this guy can turn it around.
The movie stars James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3,) Mireille Enos (The Killing,) and Matthew Fox (Lost) among others and is due in theaters next June. World War Z was originally slated for this Christmas until it was evident that additional work was needed to bring the project up to par as Paramount would love for the zombie-filled blockbuster to be the start of a trilogy.