According to the Hollywood Reporter, execs at Paramount bumped the movie from a planned December release to summer 2013 to allow for extensive rewrites and re-shoots that are expected to begin in September.
Although Pitt had described his vision for “WWZ” as a “Trojan horse for sociopolitical problems,” one insider tells THR the production was, “a nightmare from top to bottom” with no clear chain of command and a director — Marc Forster — not familiar with special effects blockbusters.
“The footage from this film looks fantastic, but we all agreed it can have a better ending,” Paramount film group president Adam Goodman says. “Getting the ending correct is essential, and we are in that creative process. World War Z is a giant summer movie and we are confident it will be a global hit when it’s released June 2013.”