… and speaking of the undead, it appears that World War Z is in serious trouble, and not just due to the zombies.
Rumour is that star Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster are refusing to speak onset as the movie goes through yet more reshoots. According to
Vulture: ‘Things got so bad that when Forster had notes on a scene for Pitt, they had to be relayed through an intermediary — and vice versa.’
Pitt stars in the movie as UN worker Gerry Lane, who searches the globe for a cure for a zombie outbreak. When the movie was moved from this December to next June rumblings emerged that all was far from well.
Prometheus and Lost scribe Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the ending after J. Michael Straczynski’s original draft was totally cast aside. More alarming is the fact that the shooting script by Matthew Michael Carnahan had the movie set in the present day. This vastly alters Max Brooks’ vision in his novel.
More trouble manifested when Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard was apparently handling the rewrites along with Lindelof – although for FTN’s two cents, we’d welcome Goddard’s involvement over Lindelof.
One ray of hope for we fans of the book is that filming has taken place in Scotland, England and Budapest, meaning the global scale at least is being maintained.
Production hell, indeed…