Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis developing UFO drama for History channel

Nearly 20 years after he first made Contact, Robert Zemeckis is getting into the extraterrestrial realm again.

These are the 1980s notebook scribbles that inspired the Back to the Future trilogy
Jul 2, 2015

The Back to the Future trilogy is one of the most beloved series in movie history, and here’s a peek at how it all came together.

Robert Zemeckis reveals the only way a Back to the Future remake can happen
Jun 30, 2015

It's only a matter of time before someone decides we need a new version of Back to the Future, right?

If Nolan declines, Warner Bros. has one heck of a short list for Ready Player One
Dec 8, 2014

Last we heard, Warner Bros. has an offer out for Christopher Nolan to direct the ambitious sci-fi flick Ready Player One, but in case he says no, they have some interesting backup options.

Ron Moore, Bryan Fuller + Zemeckis developing 3 new Syfy series
Apr 10, 2013

The schedule at Syfy couldn't be more star-studded this fall, with Ron Moore, Bryan Fuller and Robert Zemeckis all prepping series for the network.

Robert Zemeckis scuttles Yellow Submarine remake
Jan 14, 2013

In recent years, Robert Zemeckis has been obsessed with CGI and motion capture. He directed The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol. But the industry vet knows a lost cause when he sees one. He's throwing in the towel for his long-suffering remake of the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine.

The Incredibles director + giant sea monsters? Yes, please!
Dec 16, 2012

On the heels of his global hit, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Brad Bird has become a hot commodity in live action, as well as animation. And for his next film, he's zeroing in on a historical mashup that Back the the Future's Robert Zemeckis walked away from.

Marty McFly will sing himself Back to the Future in a new musical
Dec 16, 2012

It worked for Mel Brooks. It worked for Monty Python. Can turning Back to the Future into a Broadway musical pump some new life into an old franchise and introduce it to a new generation? Director Robert Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale might roll the dice, thinking it just might.

Mars Needs Moms failure kills Zemeckis' Yellow Submarine remake
Dec 14, 2012

If you've ever seen the 1968 movie Yellow Submarine, you know it's a psychedelic animated film starring the Beatles, who battle the invading Blue Meanies with their music. And if you were looking forward to a modern update brought to you by Robert Zemeckis—director of Back to the Future, Contact and Beowulf—well, we have bad news for you. Disney has scuttled the ship.

Zemeckis to direct Wizard of Oz remake using original 1939 script
Dec 14, 2012

Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly wants Robert Zemeckis to direct a remake of The Wizard of Oz ... and the studio already has a script ready to go.

That Wizard of Oz remake? Robert Zemeckis will NOT be directing
Dec 14, 2012

Wasn't it only yesterday we told you that Warner Bros. wanted Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz? Today have an update from Zemeckis, and that's definitely NOT going to happen.

Robert Zemeckis sends Seth Green on a mission to Mars
Dec 14, 2012

Seth Green has been chosen to star in the Walt Disney Pictures film adaptation of the Berkeley Breathed children's novel Mars Needs Moms,...

Zemeckis: How technology will make A Christmas Carol better
Dec 14, 2012

Director Robert Zemeckis says that film can finally be true to Charles Dickens' original vision.