The patch job was initially in the hands of second Lost writer, Damon Lindelhof. Goddard had already been involved in the re-writes alongside his TV colleague but with Lindelhof unable to finish the work, the job has now passed to Goddard alone. The genre writer recently co-wrote the popular Cabin in the Woods with Joss Whedon and adapted Robopocalypse for Steven Spielberg.
Deadline reports that the Lost buddies have other irons in the fire apart from the Brad Pitt zombie flick, so Paramount may still choose to recruit additional writer/writers to fix the film's ending. Usual Suspects scribe Christopher McQuarrie is in the frame, especially after adaptating the Lee Child novel, “One Shot” (which became Jack Reacher) into a vehicle for Tom Cruise. However, McQuarrie is working on All You Need is Kill, which also stars Cruise, and second a X-Man outing for The Wolverine. And then there’s a Top Gun sequel - he’s got that to do, too.
Director Marc Forster remains in place for the reshoots. Eventually...