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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Be the ‘Man On Wire’ For Robert Zemeckis

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Man on Wire
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on top of the world with his 'HitRecord' TV show and an upcoming 'Sandman' film with Warner Bros. go-to scribe David Goyer, but now he'll be soaring to new heights. Robert Zemeckis' latest endeavor, a film based on the memoir 'To Reach the Clouds,' has tapped Levitt to play the real-life death-defying man who walked between the World Trade Center towers on a wire.

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‘Back to the Future’ Helmer Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Take on ‘Chaos Walking’

Robert Zemeckis, Chaos Walking
Getty Images, Walker Books

Though the latest round of Young Adult adaptations have mostly been misses ('Beautiful Creatures,' 'The Host,' 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'), the success of the 'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter' adaptations means that Hollywood will keep returning to that well. Now the genre could produce its biggest (or at least most prestigious) title yet: Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis is in talks to helm the first book in the 'Chaos Walking' series from a script written by Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman.

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Bravo Resurrecting ‘Death Becomes Her’ For TV

Bravo Death Becomes Her TV Series
Universal

While a number of cable networks across the board have set their sights on developing more original programming, Bravo is dead set on the dark. Previously we'd heard that the network had its eye on developing a TV sequel series to the classic 'Heathers,' but now it seems the talk has turned to another classic, similarly morbid film. Both Bravo and director Robert Zemeckis have turned their heads toward breathing life into 'Death Becomes Her,' but will it leave us feeling holed?

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Budweiser Not Thrilled About ‘Flight,’ Doesn’t Appreciate Being Linked to Alcoholism

Flight, Budweiser
Paramount Pictures

The Budweiser brewing company is learning a valuable lesson about free publicity. 'Flight,' which hit theaters this past weekend to an impressive $25 million at the box office, is facing some drama with the Anheuser-Busch beer company in light of the fact that the product placement of Budweiser can arguably be linked to drunk driving. Talk about a big whoops!

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New Clip From ‘Flight’ Shows Off Denzel Washington and John Goodman

Flight
Paramount

Insert your own "the prodigal son has returned" joke here, but there's no denying how exciting it is that director Robert Zemeckis has finally released himself from his experimental motion capture prison and is back to making real movies. His first live action film since 'Cast Away' in 2000, 'Flight' premiered to positive reviews at the New York Film Festival and looks like it may be a big player in the upcoming awards season. But you're here because a new clip has been released from the film, so scroll on down!

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‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ Sequel Might Happen

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 2'
Disney

It's safe to say that we were all a bit bummed when Bob Hoskins announced his retirement. He gave us such classic characters from movies like 'Hook,' 'Enemy at the Gates' and, of course, the iconic 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' But none seemed more disappointed than director Robert Zemeckis and not just because he was a fan of Hoskins' work, either. Turns out that a 'Roger Rabbit 2' is actually ready to go with a completed script.

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Robert Zemeckis Developing a Future in TV

Robert Zemeckis Fox TV
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

No, it's not the long-awaited live-action 'Back to the Future' TV series, but... wait, is anyone actually anticipating that? Why hasn't anyone tried that yet? Where were we? Oh, right. As TV becomes more and more of a haven for the Hollywood elite, acclaimed 'Back to the Future' and 'Forrest Gump' director Robert Zemeckis has just inked a major deal to start developing TV series for Fox TV Studios, but where will he start? Will he look to the future, or simply back?

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Robert Zemeckis is ‘Taking Flight’ for Fox

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Getty Images

Director Robert Zemeckis will helm 'Taking Flight: The Hunt For a Young Outlaw' for Fox. The film was previously set to be directed by David Gordon Green, who has moved on to direct a remake of 'Suspiria,' which begins shooting next month.

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Denzel Washington Lands a Plane in ‘Flight’ Trailer

Denzel Washington, Flight
Paramount Pictures

For Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action filmmaking, he's got Denzel Washington in the middle of an averted tragedy. The trailer for 'Flight' shows Washington pull off something miraculous, but that may not be enough for the press and public.

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