Cabin in the Woods writer Drew Goddard next to tackle World War Z

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Dec 17, 2012

The sordid saga continues. It's been bad news, followed by worse news, for the big-screen adaptation of Max Brooks' stellar zombie novel World War Z. Now it seems another cook is headed to the kitchen.

Rewrites and reshoots were already planned for the Brad Pitt vehicle, about a survivor recounting the zombie apocalypse, and the studio has now tapped former Lost, Cloverfield and Cabin in the Woods writer/director Drew Goddard to take a shot at it.

Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof was brought in just a few weeks ago to jazz up the final act, but now it seems he won't actually be writing it. Apparently he came up with some of the broad strokes that will actually be implemented by Goddard.

But it gets even crazier. Goddard is apparently pretty busy himself, and Deadline says the script could filter down to Christopher McQuarrie, writer of the upcoming action flick Jack Reacher.

If nothing else, we are definitely curious to see how this re-re-re-rewritten final act actually turns out.

Sound off: What's your take on all the drama surrounding World War Z? Is Goddard the man to right the ship?

(Via /Film)