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    Robert Zemeckis Set to Direct 'Marwencol' Adaptation for Universal

    Robert Zemeckis has signed on to direct a film based on the documentary "Marwencol," Variety reports. The 2010 doc, which won Best Documentary Feature when it premiered at SXSW, tells the story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who suffered severe brain damage after being beaten outside of a bar. In order to...

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    Robert Zemeckis Tapped For Narrative Retelling Of Documentary 'Marwencol'

    Last year's "Flight" proved that director Robert Zemeckis could safely transition back from his self-imposed, multi-film exercise in motion capture animation technologies and make compelling, real world, human dramas. Thankfully, this looks to continue, as Universal is lining up the filmmaker for "M...

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    Robert Zemeckis Courted For Charlie Kaufman-Penned YA Adaptation 'Chaos Walking'

    Last year Robert Zemeckis made his long overdue return to live-action filmmaking with "Flight," a drama that had something of a bumpy ride creatively, but wound up making a whole lot of money on a very small budget (especially for the director of elaborate, effects-driven rollercoasters like "Back t...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'

    Late last year, Disney released CGI animation "Wreck-It Ralph," and thanks to its wide selection of cameos from videogame legends, barely a review passed without comparison to another Disney film from the past -- 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which included dozens of brief appearances from class...

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    Robert Zemeckis Puts The Kibosh On His 'Yellow Submarine' Remake

    With his return to live-action filmmaking a financial and critical success, it seems like Robert Zemeckis isn’t in a hurry to return to the cold and creepy embrace of mo-cap. The “Flight” director was originally set to helm a mo-cap remake of the landmark Beatles animated film &ldq...

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    Honor Roll 2012: 'Flight' Director Robert Zemeckis Embraces the Restlessness, Flaws and Limitations of His Work

    Following the computer-animated folly "Mars Needs Moms," the biggest flop in his remarkably accomplished career, Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis is back on top a mere one year later with one of his most acclaimed films to date, "Flight."

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    Bravo Is Eying a TV Series Adaptation of Robert Zemeckis' 'Death Becomes Her'

    Robert Zemeckis' 1992 film "Death Becomes Her" is a dark comedy about two beauty-obsessed reanimated corpses who spend all their time bickering with one another, so it's not a wild addition to a network that's home to "The Real Housewives" franchise.

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    'Flight' Director Robert Zemeckis Talks Denzel Washington's Moral Ambiguity, The Future of 'Roger Rabbit 2' & More

    His storied career brimming with underdog personalities faced with extreme spectacle, director Robert Zemeckis has seemingly found his fireworks this time in the recognizable face of one man: Denzel Washington. In his just-released drama, “Flight” -- which secured a fantastic opening thi...

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    Can Denzel Washington Save Zemeckis' Bogus 'Flight'?

    From the vapid, saccharine Forrest Gump to the overwrought, improbable Flight, Robert Zemeckis has remained a master of manipulation. That Oscar for Gump? Flight’s closing night slot at this year’s New York Film Festival? Forget them and look at the films: emotionally pandering and ...

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    Flight

    'Flight' marks the second time director Robert Zemeckis has given us the vicarious experience of being on an airplane headed for disaster, the first being 'Cast Away.' It’s superior moviemaking, and powerfully emotional, but despite that hair-raising first act, 'Flight' is neither an action film nor...

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