Hes usually spot on when it comes to picking his projects, but Brad Pitt almost ran into some serious trouble with his latest flick World War Z.
Screenwriter Damon Lindelof told Vanity Fair that what began as giddiness quickly gave way to a ton of hard work and re-shaping with the storyline.
He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it. But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didnt turn out the way we wanted it to.
The thing we really need right now is someone who is not burdened by all the history that this thing is inheriting, who can see what weve got and tell us how to get to where we need to get.