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Damon Lindelof to Rewrite 'World War Z' (Exclusive)

Screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been brought in to save Paramount’s troubled zombie movie World War Z. 

The big-budget movie, in which Brad Pitt stars and is serving as one of the producers, has been troubled, and its release has been pushed from a December, 2012 release to June, 21 2013. It is now awaiting signficant reshoots. Lindelof, the Lost co-creator and co-author of Ridley Scott and Fox’s Prometheus, is said to be focusing on the movie's third act. The production hopes to begin reshoots in September or October.

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Z, based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, is intended to be a zombie picture with sociological and political overtones. It also stars Mireille Enos ( The Killing), James Badge Dale and Anthony Mackie.

Marc Forster is directing the movie, which shot last year in various European locales.