Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been hired to rewrite the script for World War Z, before the zombie project undergoes extensive reshoots.

We reported back in March that Paramount pushed this adaptation of the Max Brooks novel from a December 21 release to June 21, 2013. The screenwriter will reportedly focus his script work on the third act, although no specific story details were given. The reshoots will commence in September or October. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the first adapted screenplay.

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Marc Forster is directing a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos, and James Badge Dale. The story revolves around a United Nations worker (Brad Pitt) who travels the world, interviewing the few human survivors of a worldwide zombie apocalypse.