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Drew Goddard Now On World War Z
Writing a new third act

11 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Drew Goddard Now On World War Z

Given everything that has happened to it so far, including multiple script drafts in development, problems on set and now reports of big reshoots to work out story issues, you might think that World War Z had become a literal zombie itself, stumbling around without much focus. Just last month, word broke that Lost / Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof had been hired to do some hefty re-writing on the script, but now it turns out that Cabin In The Woods co-writer / director Drew Goddard will be the man carrying out the actual work.

Why is this happening? According to Deadline, Lindelof is such a busy guy (he has just committed to develop novel adaptation The Leftovers for HBO, and script pitch 1952 for Disney among other, unannounced projects) that, while he came up with a possible solution to the thorny third act of WWZ, it’s his former Lost colleague Goddard who will be implementing it, as well as any ideas of his own.

Goddard himself has a little bit of experience with big movies, having written Cloverfield, Cabin In The Woods and man-vs-machine tale Robopocalypse, which Steven Spielberg intends to make as his next film.

World War Z producers Paramount, meanwhile, plan to regroup director Marc Foster, his cast – including Brad Pitt – and crew to tackle the re-shoots when the new script material is finished and schedules allow. We’re still hoping it all turns out well, particularly given how good the basic idea and source novel is…


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Your Comments

Not the first time Marc Forster took over a shite unfinished script, as per QoS. Complete hack, how do these people get work. Lindelof prolly was the replacement, then people noticed how just bad Prometheus was. More

Posted by BatSpider at 02:23 on 12 July 2012 | Report This Post

Re-writing the entire third act? Doesn't sound good. More

Posted by Whistler at 01:46 on 12 July 2012 | Report This Post

Don't how this script was greenlit AND shot if there are so many problems with it. It's a zombie movie, not Citizen Kane. Can't be that hard to figure out. Get the walking dead walking and munching on brains and Bob's your undead uncle. Simples! More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:41 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

Don't how this script was greenlit AND shot if there are so many problems with it. It's a zombie movie, not Citizen Kane. Can't be that hard to figure out. Get the walking dead walking and munching on brains and Bob's your undead uncle. Simples! More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:40 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

Ugh. I know I shouldn't say this, but at this point I've pretty much written off World war Z. Which is a shame, because the book is GREAT. More

Posted by clarkkent at 21:12 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

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