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Robert Zemeckis to make Flight his next film, Denzel Washington attached to star

06.06.2011
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While filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BACK TO THE FUTURE) has been weighing his options as to what feature he'd be making his next official project, the LA Times' 24 Frames is now reporting that the director and Paramount have decided to move forward with the airplane drama FLIGHT.

As reported back in April, the always wonderful Denzel Washington (SAFE HOUSE, UNSTOPPABLE) remains attached to star in the film's main role, that of "a pilot who rescues his passengers from a dangerous situation but who turns out not to be as heroic as he appears -- he's an addict whose negligence was partly responsible for the danger in the first place." There had apparently been some question as to whether or not Washington would be able to schedule in the film, but a source tells 24 Frames that the actor will actually be closing a deal for FLIGHT shortly.

Back to Zemeckis - the new project will mark the first time the filmmaker's done a live-action film since CASTAWAY. In the decade since, the tech-head director has focused primarily on films using creepy motion capture technology to somewhat mixed end results.

FLIGHT is said to be starting production this fall.
Extra Tidbit: Is Zemeckis still a truly relevant filmmaker today?

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5:34AM on 06/07/2011
Will his live-action characters suffer from dead eye syndrome, and gaping knuckles disease?
Will his live-action characters suffer from dead eye syndrome, and gaping knuckles disease?
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10:12PM on 06/06/2011
Cast Away was fucking great. Why he wasted the last decade on that motion capture rubbish is beyond me.
Cast Away was fucking great. Why he wasted the last decade on that motion capture rubbish is beyond me.
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11:45AM on 06/06/2011

What is not relevant

is his hairline. Yikes - I'd be frowning like that too.

And come on - why is he going back to live action now? I want MoCap drug-addled Denzel.
is his hairline. Yikes - I'd be frowning like that too.

And come on - why is he going back to live action now? I want MoCap drug-addled Denzel.
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10:15AM on 06/06/2011
I was looking through my bluray/dvd collection couple weeks ago and it hit me... Denzel is in a lot of fucking movies!!
I was looking through my bluray/dvd collection couple weeks ago and it hit me... Denzel is in a lot of fucking movies!!
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10:05AM on 06/06/2011
As I said before, this sounds like a rip-off of a Canadian film released last summer. I have no problem if they are remaking it, but if its really close to the film Im mentioning they should at least be honest and give the credits to the ones who deserve it.
As I said before, this sounds like a rip-off of a Canadian film released last summer. I have no problem if they are remaking it, but if its really close to the film Im mentioning they should at least be honest and give the credits to the ones who deserve it.
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9:06AM on 06/06/2011
It sounds like a good concept.
It sounds like a good concept.
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7:24AM on 06/06/2011

A non-Motion Capture Zemeckis movie?

If he's truly returning to form and can deliver a film 1/4 as good as Back to the Future or Forest Gump, I'm down. Sure this film sounds WAY different than either one of those, but they're not too similar themselves and I enjoyed them plenty.
If he's truly returning to form and can deliver a film 1/4 as good as Back to the Future or Forest Gump, I'm down. Sure this film sounds WAY different than either one of those, but they're not too similar themselves and I enjoyed them plenty.
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6:09AM on 06/06/2011
Zemeckis is a junkie who got hooked on motion capture, and like most junkies he got his friend hooked on the shit too. But it looks like Spielberg was only experimenting with Tintin and is already back to shooting shit for real.
Zemeckis is a junkie who got hooked on motion capture, and like most junkies he got his friend hooked on the shit too. But it looks like Spielberg was only experimenting with Tintin and is already back to shooting shit for real.
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