|J. Michael Straczynski|
After principal photography on WWZ was completed, Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the film's third act. About a half hour of footage would need to be re-shot over seven weeks to make the ending more coherent. The co-creator of Lost ultimately was unable to finish fixing the ending, leaving the project favor of trying to fix Ridley Scott's Prometheus and co-write last month's blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, currently still in theatres.
Opening today on more than 3,600 screens, Brad Pitt and a shitload of zombies star in World War Z, based on the book by Max Brooks with a screen story adapted by J. Michael Straczynski and Matthew Michael Carnahan and a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Damon Lindelof & Drew Goddard.
Trivia: The author's dad, funnyman Mel Brooks, also executive-produced a series of acclaimed dramas in the 1980s under his Brooksfilms banner, including The Elephant Man, Frances, and the 1986 remake of The Fly.