COMIC-CON 2012: ‘World War Z’ Gets New Ending from ‘Lost’’s Drew Goddard

Damon Lindelof was originally supposed to do re-writes for this troubled thriller, but ran out of time.

Drew Goddard pens ending for World War Z
Drew Goddard pens ending for World War Z
This just in from the convention room floor at San Diego Comic-Con! Drew Goddard, who co-wrote the controversial final episode of Lost, has penned the final third of the troubled thriller World War Z.

Drew Goddard's Lost writing partner and co-scribe of this summer's Prometheus, Damon Lindelof, was supposed to do rewrites on this adaptation of the popular novel by Max Brooks, which finds Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee traversing a zombie outbreak. The writer became too busy with his other projects, which include Star Trek 2, to help out.

Both Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard are now off, onto other projects, and it looks like Drew's new ending may still need another re-write.

Deadline reports that Jack Reacher screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie may be brought in to do the job. Though, he may be too busy to help out as well.

There is no set start date on when this new ending will be shot. Director Marc Forster is expected to return to complete the mess he's seemingly gotten himself into. It's still possible that this "unfilmable" novel could actually still be a pretty great movie. Fingers crossed.

World War Z was released June 21st, 2013 and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse. The film is directed by Marc Forster.

Sources: Deadline
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Comments (7)

  1. thedude-abides

    I don't care. Brad Pitt signed on with the script the way it was before the re-writes, and his ability to pick roles is and has been the best in hollywood over the last half decade. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me, with or without the re-writes.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. artkid04

    hope its still good but I am losing faith

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  3. Ghostman

    @kguy You should read it. The book is unlike any other zombie novel I have read before.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  4. K.Guy

    @ghostman nope. lol

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  5. Ghostman

    After all this trouble the film is going through, I hope to god it's freaking worth it and turns out to be a good movie.

    @kguy Have you read World War Z?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  6. K.Guy

    Well Stephen King enjoyed the changed ending on The Mist :D

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This production needs a bone

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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