We reported last month that Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof had been brought on board the troubled production of World War Z in order to pen a better ending to the film. Well it seems that Lindelof subcontracted the job to fellow Lost writing room alum and The Cabin in the Woods co-screenwriter/director Drew Goddard.
Deadline is reporting that timing was the issue for Lindelof, while he “cracked a potential new ending of the film,” it was Goddard that did the bulk of the actual writing. Apparently, now both men have done their work on the script and are moving on to different projects, so a third screenwriter may now step in to “punch up” the ending to make it filmable.
Deadline is putting money on Christopher McQuarrie, who recently adapted and directed Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher, being the one Paramount will tap. However, McQuarrie may have his hands full already doing rewrites on Cruise’s next blockbuster, Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill.
The reshoots all this re-writing is being prepped for have yet to be scheduled, but Deadline says that embattled director Marc Foster will be behind the camera for them. Reshoots need to happen soon because the film is scheduled for release on June 21st, 2013.