Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse 'World War Z' gets a re-write

brad-pitt-gi.jpg "Lost" showrunner and "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof has been drafted to rewrite the script for "World War Z," Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse movie based on the Max Brooks book of the same name.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, execs at Paramount bumped the movie from a planned December release to summer 2013 to allow for extensive rewrites and re-shoots that are expected to begin in September.

Although Pitt had described his vision for "WWZ" as a "Trojan horse for sociopolitical problems," one insider tells THR the production was, "a nightmare from top to bottom" with no clear chain of command and a director -- Marc Forster -- not familiar with special effects blockbusters.

"The footage from this film looks fantastic, but we all agreed it can have a better ending," Paramount film group president Adam Goodman says. "Getting the ending correct is essential, and we are in that creative process. World War Z is a giant summer movie and we are confident it will be a global hit when it's released June 2013."

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