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Anne Hathaway May Be The Grand High Witch for ‘The Witches’ Reboot

It’s no secret that Robert Zemeckis is working on a reboot of The Witches, based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 novel of the same name. There have been casting rumors swirling of course, but one seems to have a flash of truth to it. According to Deadline, Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway may be on board to play The Grand […]


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The Rock to Play King Kamehameha I in Robert Zemeckis Film

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play King Kamehameha I in a film about the legendary Hawaiian king, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Randall Wallace is writing the script for The King, which Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema won the bidding war for. The auction for the title was reportedly just concluded in Atlanta, GA where Johnson is currently shooting Jungle […]

NBC’s ‘Manifest’ Allows Viewers to Board Early with Release of Opening Act [WATCH]

With Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura) and producer Robert Zemeckis‘ (Back to the Future) supernatural airline thriller Manifest scheduled for take off next month, NBC is giving interested viewers a sneak preview by releasing the opening nine-minutes-plus of the series premiere (which you can watch below). Exploring the mysteries and ramifications resulting from the disappearance […]

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‘Welcome to Marwen’ is a Very Different Steve Carell Movie

Someday, I’d love to crawl inside the brain of filmmakers like Robert Zemeckis to understand where a film like Welcome to Marwen came from. The first trailer for the Universal Pictures film starring Steve Carrell and Janelle Monae hit this morning, and it’s certainly something to see: This could very well be one of Carell’s most […]

ABC Developing Indian-American ‘Hero,’ ‘Jetsons’ with Live Effects

Continuing the growing wave of nostalgia-equals-money reboots/revivals that we’ve seen over the past few years, ABC is developing two series that are both unique takes on known names: The Greatest American Hero and The Jetsons. Speaking with reporters about the network’s upcoming “pilot season” at this week’s Television Critics Association (TCA’s) press event, Channing Dungey, President […]

Blue Book: History’s UFO Drama Adds Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo

History‘s new UFO drama series Blue Book is expanding its search-for-intelligence-life team, announcing Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black) and Ksenia Solo (Turn: Washington’s Spies, In Search of Fellini) have joined the series’ regular cast. Executive produced by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis, the 10-episode series teams Harney and Solo with previously announced leads Laura Mennell […]

Blue Book: Laura Mennell Set For History’s Robert Zemeckis UFO Series

If “the truth” is truly out there, then History is banking on viewers wanting to get to the bottom of where that search for the truth really began with new UFO drama series Blue Book. Executive produced by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis, the ten-episode series has found its female lead in Laura Mennell (The Man […]

‘Spielberg’: HBO Releases First Trailer for Steven Spielberg Doc

  For nearly 50 years, Steven Spielberg has changed the way we experience movies. Through films as diverse as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler’s List and Bridge of Spies, Spielberg has mostly let his craft to the talking for him…until now. The director finds himself in front of the camera as the […]

‘Manifest’: NBC Lands Missing Plane Mystery Pilot From Zemeckis, Rake

With a concept that can be best initially described as a cross between Lost and the late-great Kris Kristofferson‘s 1989 science fiction film Millennium, missing plane mystery-thriller Manifest has landed a pilot commitment to air with NBC. Warner Bros. TV is backing the project, which hails from Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura) and producer […]

Robert Zemeckis Headed To History Channel With UFO-Investigation Series “Blue Book”

Expanding on the History Channel’s are aliens real programming, Back to the Future creator Robert Zemeckis has penned a deal to develop Blue Book, a series based on the original real-life U.S. Air Force investigations into UFOs. This would mark History’s fourth foray into scripted programming (following Vikings, Six, and Knightfall). The real Project Blue Book ran […]

‘The Flash’ Speeds Toward Raimi, Zemeckis, Or Vaughn To Direct

The Flash hasn’t had a very good run. Warner Bros has lost two directors on the film already, and have had their release date delayed by nearly two years from 2018 to 2020. That isn’t good, but the shortlist for this troubled production has emerged and maybe, this time, it’ll work out okay. The three names […]

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Back To The Future Director Robert Zemeckis Rumored In Talks To Helm The Flash

Back in October, The Flash movie lost its second director when Rick Famuyiwa left over creative differences (the Hollywood equivalent of “it’s not you, it’s me.”) The script was also recently gone over by Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)… so there are some doubts about the film being ready for its March […]


Brad Pitt And Marion Cotillard Face Peril In Allied Trailer

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Robert Zemeckis‘ upcoming film, Allied. Brad Pitt plays an American intelligence officer who meets a French Resistance fighter played Marion Cotillard in 1942. Reunited later in London, they seem to have the beginnings of a happy life together when the war follows them. Allied opens on November […]


Studio Note Puts Last Stamp On Back To The Future Celebrations

With interest in Back to the Future at a fever pitch this week, it would seem many are tired of the future, but the Network Note Twitter account found one blast from the film series’ past that was too good to not point out. At the time the first film was made, Universal Pictures was […]

Go Back To The Future With Trailer For Back In Time Documentary

Slashfilm points out the release of a new trailer for the Kickstarter funded documentary Back in Time: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAUEgDfkKbg[/youtube] As you can see, the film features interviews with key cast and crew — including director Robert Zemeckis, writer Bob Gale, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael F. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson — along […]

The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: A Special Interview With Caseen Gaines Of ‘The Making Of The Back To The Future Trilogy’

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman [audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-99734/TS-992878.mp3] Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror movies, choosing one movie a week to discuss in depth. This time, however, they […]