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Robert Zemeckis to return to the world of live-action films?

09.29.2010

The last time Robert Zemeckis did anything with humans was CAST AWAY in the year 2000.

Now it looks like the man of many trades will be going back to the live-action world with a project called TIMELESS. It's actually another time traveling effort that was pitched for Warner Bros. Unlike BACK TO THE FUTURE, this new project is not written by him. The guy who penned this screenplay is Mike Thompson. Unfortunately Thompson wrote LOVE HAPPENS, so don't get too excited there. On this film Zemeckis will direct and produce.

Also, Deadline threw in the fact that Zemeckis apparently has toyed with the idea of directing the new SUPERMAN. It's odd that they mentioned that as such a minor note. I've always really liked Zemeckis in the director's chair. He's made some really amazing movies. I don't know, maybe people want a "fresh face" for SUPERMAN or perhaps he's just not that interested in directing it.

Right now, Zemeckis has a couple of projects that he's working on. One is the Rock em', Sock em' robot film with Hugh Jackman titled REEL STEEL. The other is the mo-cap version of YELLOW SUBMARINE.

I don't know about you, but it will be nice to see Zemeckis come back to the world of the fleshies.

Bonus! (that's not really a bonus) Here's the screen test for the ROGER RABBIT follow-up that never happened:

Extra Tidbit: CAST AWAY is amazing. Just saying.
Source: Deadline

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