Actor George Clooney (Batman in “Batman and Robin”) has been asked by buddy Brad Pitt to come to the rescue of the post apocalypse zombie film “World War Z.” Star Magazine reports that “on set sources” claim “Things are in a dire state, and now the script is being scrapped and completely rewritten.” Adding Pitt is “absolutely desperate.” The source tells the gossip magazine that Pitt asked Clooney to take on the role in “overseeing the new screenplay,” and is apparently talking about “bringing in Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman for cameos.” The $170 million film was originally set to open this summer but has been pushed back almost a full year.
Here’s the storyline:
What if there had been a great Zombie war? What would the history books say? Author Max Brooks wrote the tale of UN representative Gerry Lane, who writes a report on the great zombie war, and interviews the survivors in the wake of “World War Z.”
“World War Z” will open in theaters on June 21st, 2013, and stars Brad Pitt, Eric West, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Mirielle Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, Julia Levy-Boeken, and Katinka Egres. Damon Lindelof and Matthew Michael Carnahan (“State of Play,”) wrote the screenplay, from the novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” by Max Brooks. Marc Forster directs.