Director of the trilogy "Back to the Future" will again engage in problems associated with space-time continuum, but this time his character will move in time without brand-car DeLorian. Robert Zemeckis is in talks with studio Warner about setting the film on the novel by Ken Grimwood "Replay", which wanted to film Ben Affleck last autumn.
The director of "The Town" has long been flirting with several projects and has chosen a political thriller "Argo." Thus, the "Replay" was again found itself in limbo, where he was for 22 years - Hollywood tried to make a film on the novel by Grimwood ever since its publication in the late 80's. By the way, the book brought the author a World Fantasy Award in 1988.
The protagonist, 43-year-old radio journalist, dies, but comes to life and appears in his own 18-year old body. He will have to relive the past 25 years of his life again and again. The memory of the hero is left intact so that he can afford to take advantage of missed opportunities before. Eventually he realizes that he cannot change his death in 1988, but he can change events leading to it.
It is interesting that one of the key moments of the novel is associated with Steven Spielberg. The hero meets a kindred spirit, and the girl is not only a fictional Spielberg's movie screenwriter, but also in the same way can move in time.
Recently it became known that Robert Zemeckis will remove the drama "Flight" with Denzel Washington, but not yet known when the director or the actor will have time for this project. So, apparently, first Zemeckis will shoot "Replay" if he can reach an agreement with Warner.
One pleases: the director returned to the bosom of feature films after his experiments with motion capture.