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    Don Cheadle & Bruce Greenwood Take 'Flight' With Robert Zemeckis & Denzel Washington

    Steven Soderbergh says something on the "Out of Sight" DVD commentary that few would disagree with: "If you can put Don Cheadle in your movie, you should put Don Cheadle in your movie." He's been true to his word, going on to cast the great actor in "Traffic" and three "Ocean's Eleven" movies, and Cheadle's livened up plenty of other projects as well, from his Oscar-nominated turn in "Hotel Rwanda" to, most recently, playing straight man to Brendan Gleeson in "The Guard." Hell, he was even brilliant as Captain Planet. Now, Robert Zemeckis has taken the tip, as Cheadle, along with another stalwart character actor, seems to have come on board t...

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    It's Official: Denzel Washington, Robert Zemeckis To Team For 'Flight'

    After months of rumors, it's official: Robert Zemeckis will be directing Denzel Washington in the Paramount production "Flight." The film tells the story of a commercial airline pilot who saves his passengers after a flight goes awry. However, he begins to buckle under the pressure when several inve...

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    Robert Zemeckis In Talks To Direct 'Here There Be Monsters' With Script By Brian Helgeland

    Ah Hollywood -- a magical place where a project can change hands a half dozen times before being locked down. In this case, Warner Bros. "Here There Be Monsters" is the culprit, and the studio is now in talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct, The Wrap reports. Paul Greengrass most recently took an interest in the project, but he appears to have moved on (hopefully to better things?). Brian Helgeland, whose two most recently produced credits were the underperforming "Green Zone" and the coldly received "Robin Hood", is set to write the film, which would follow a disgraced British Naval officer who is hired by a rich shipping magnate to investiga...

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    When Celebrated Directors Lose The Plot: Interesting Left Turns And Failures In An Auteur's Oeuvre

    Even the greatest of auteurs in cinema generally take one or two big missteps in their careers, either early on -- as happened to a lot of the Easy Riders/Raging Bulls generation of American filmmakers, bringing their hirsute hubris down to earth with a bump -- or later, when poor judgement and a degree of fossilisation can cloud a director’s vision -- see Quentin Tarantino’s remarks, for example, about not wanting to be a "geriatric" filmmaker, making films deep into his old age because this is when filmmakers generally lose their mojo, or Steven Soderbergh’s early retirement plans, which he hopes will see him...

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    Robert Zemeckis In Talks To Direct Tom Hanks In 3D Toy Adaptation 'Major Matt Mason'

    HBO Adaptation Of Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' Planned To Be Effects-Heavy Six Season SeriesThe colossal failure of motion-capture animation "Mars Needs Moms," and the subsequent cancellation by Disney on the planned performance capture remake of "Yellow Submarine," seems to have given Robert Zemeckis, something of a pioneer of the format, pause for thought. The director of mega-hits like "Back to the Future" and "Forrest Gump" hasn't made a live action picture since 2000's double bill of "What Lies Beneath" and "Cast Away," but recent months have seen him linked to any number of potential projects starring real people, rather than dead-eyed...

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    Denzel Washington To Take 'Flight' With Robert Zemeckis This Fall

    'Roger Rabbit' Sequel 'The Animated American' Remains On The BackburnerWith his planned "Yellow Submarine" film was axed by Disney earlier this year, director Robert Zemeckis has been circling a few projects, but it appears his next effort will be his first live action feature in over a decade.

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    Robert Zemeckis Eyes Former Ben Affleck Sci-Fi Project 'Replay'

    Even though his planned adaptation of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" is now dead, director Robert Zemeckis doesn't seem to be short on options. It was just over a week ago that he was linked to the drama "Flight" with Denzel Washington loosely attached, now another project is crossing his desk.

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    Robert Zemeckis Hopes To Take 'Flight' With Film That Doesn't Require Motion Capture (We Hope)

    Denzel Washington Loosely Attached To ProjectUpdate: THR reveals that Denzel Washington is "loosely attached" to star.

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    Disney Passes On Robert Zemeckis' 'Yellow Submarine' After 'Mars Needs Moms' Tanks

    Update: Deadline reports that Disney is saying they made the decision to halt "The Yellow Submarine" before "Mars Needs Moms" opened but you can bet if the film blew open the box office, a different conversation would be happening.

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    Review: 'Mars Needs Moms' A Dead-Eyed Bore

    Robert Zemeckis has spent the past few years, since 2004's uncanny valley-crossing "The Polar Express," trying to convince the movie-going public of the validity of his brand of motion capture animation. For the most part, audiences have resisted, but he still keeps plugging away. And even a new dea...

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