World War Z cover

This can’t be good. Zombie lovers everywhere have been prepped for months for the December release of World War Z, the big-budget zombie movie that stars Brad Pitt and is based on Max Brooks’ 2006 bestseller of the same name.

Now comes word that Damon Lindelof, a co-creator of Lost and co-writer of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been brought in to rewrite the script in an effort to save the troubled production.

The release date has been pushed back to June 21, 2013 and major reshoots reportedly are scheduled, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says much of the rewriting will focus on the third act.

Principal shooting was completed in various European locations last year. Now, in September or October, as the film should be nearing the end of post-production, the cast and crew reportedly will be returning for reshoots.

Pitt plays a U.N. employee who races against time to try to stop a worldwide zombie outbreak.

Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, The Kite Runner, Monster’s Ball)is the director.

Here is an early teaser trailer that makes reference to 2012:

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