Damon Lindelof Called In To Rewrite World War Z

Forget that chatter about World War Z being in reshoots right now, it seems that the first report was jumping the gun a little. New information has it that the production will pick up again in the Autumn, and with an extensively rewritten screenplay. Marc Forster appears to be remaining as director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Damon Lindelof is the man charged with overhauling the script ahead of the new filming. They say that he’ll be focusing on the third act, but I should hope this will include the seeding of suitable set-up for the new ending in the beginning and maybe even middle of the film.

Billy Wilder once said that if you think you’ve got a problem with the ending of your film, you’ve really got a problem with the beginning. His point is simple, and true: if you can’t pull your last act together well, you’ve done the set up wrong. It’s the summation of what has come before, and if you know your story, it’s all been woven smoothly from the same thread, top to bottom.

Lindelof is an interesting choice for the gig. He’s just faced a week or so of intense scrutiny and regular criticism for his Prometheus screenplay. Frankly, I’m very put off by his involvement – there are scenes in the Prometheus script that were so shoddily conceived, structured and executed that I’m going to be forever sceptical of anything Lindelof-touched from here on out.

The current plan is for World War Z to be released on June 21 next year. That’s over a year away.

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