Robert Zemeckis

‘The Walk’ Trailer: Daring Joseph Gordon-Levitt Acrobatics in 3D

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by Matt Singer December 9, 2014 @ 9:10 AM
Sony
If you’ve seen James Marsh’s Academy Award-winning documentary ‘Man on Wire,’ you’re familiar with the story of Philippe Petit, the high-wire walker who performed the insanely dangerous feat of traveling, via tightrope, between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. If you haven’t seen ‘Man on Wire,’ you’ll have a new opportunity to learn Petit’s story when ‘The Walk,’ Robert Zemeckis’ fictionalized version of Petit’s book ‘To Reach the Clouds,’ opens next fall.

‘Ready Player One’ Director Shortlist Includes Robert Zemeckis, Edgar Wright, Peter Jackson and More

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by Britt Hayes December 6, 2014 @ 12:49 PM
Random House
Over the last couple of days, rumors have been swirling that the folks at Warner Bros. have offered Christopher Nolan the director’s chair for the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel ‘Ready Player One.’ While it seems pretty unlikely that Nolan would take the job, a few more names have emerged, also reportedly on WB’s director shortlist: Robert Zemeckis, Edgar Wright (of course), Peter Jackson, and Matthew Vaughn.

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

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by Nick Romano January 23, 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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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.

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

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by Damon Houx September 10, 2013 @ 7:05 PM
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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.

Bravo Resurrecting 'Death Becomes Her' For TV

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 7, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
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?

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

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by Nick Romano November 6, 2012 @ 9:35 AM
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!

New Clip From 'Flight' Shows Off Denzel Washington and John Goodman

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by Jacob Hall October 20, 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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!

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Sequel Might Happen

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by Nick Romano October 19, 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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.

Robert Zemeckis Developing a Future in TV

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 8, 2012 @ 1:04 PM
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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?