Robert Zemeckis Returning To Live Action With Denzel Washington In ‘Flight’
After ‘Cast Away’, he’s returning back to live action when ‘Mars Needs Moms’ bombs.
After Disney shuttered down his animation studio ImageMovers thanks to a string of flops including the awful ‘Mars Needs Moms’, director Robert Zemeckis has no choice but to venture back into live action filmmaking after a decade and make something good again. And now there’s a project shaping up for him that sounds interesting.
24 Frames reports that Zemeckis is closing on on signing on to direct the drama ‘Flight’ and Denzel Washington is in final talks to join as the lead. With a script by John Gatins, the plot follows a commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Washington) who is hailed a hero after he prevents a disastrous crash of his airplane. But later, it’s found out that he was the cause of the incident in the first place since he was drunk and under influence during the flight. Now, he has to face the sequences while the airline tries to work around the scandal.
The plot is definitely interesting, especially with Washington as the lead who has seem to have taken a sudden interest in movies dealing with transport vehicles. But I’d much rather watch this than another holiday motion capture film.
What do you think?