‘World War Z’ is a book that is dismissed by a lot of people. It’s really more of a hands on look at a world gone wrong and their attempts to rebuild more than a zombie action story.
That’s why many were upset to hear that the film version was going to be exactly that. Brad Pitt starring in a film mainly about fighting zombies on a global scale. Basically taking the title and none of the actual plot.
There is some good news though, Drew Goddard is being brought in to rewrite the crucial third act. Goddard is a Joss Whedon disciple. He worked on the last few seasons of Buffy and the final season of Angel. He wrote ‘Cloverfield,’ a film I believe has been treated unjustly as it has aged and imitators have failed to meet its high mark. Most recently Goddard cowrote (with Whedon) and directed the criminally under seen ‘Cabin In The Woods.’
Hopefully this move is the exact thing WWZ needs to get back on track. I fear it may be too late, but the book deserves a well done film and Goddard is their best bet.