Screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been brought in do 11th hour rewrites of Paramount’s zombie epic World War Z, based on Max Brook’s bestselling novel of the same name. The blockbuster starring Brad Pitt had already completed principal filming in Europe when its release date was pushed back from December 2012 to June 2013.
Lindelof is charged with rewriting major portions of the film, primarily dealing with problems in the third act. He is best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the hit television series Lost, and was also the writer of the big budget sci-fi screamer Prometheus.
Extensive reshoots of the film are scheduled for later this year.