Robert Zemeckis is preparing to make his live-action return with the film Flight, in which Denzel Washington will play a commercial pilot who safely lands a troubled flight, saving almost all aboard, but finds his own role in the flight’s trouble under investigation.

Now Kelly Reilly (Pride and Prejudice, Eden Lake, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) is in talks for the other lead role, “Nicole Devlin, a drug addict who is at rock bottom when she meets Whip,” with the latter character being Denzel’s role. The two characters find their friendship developing as they each deal with their personal demons. John Gatins wrote the script. [Deadline]

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Briefly: When Germain last covered the possible film Flight, which has been looking like Robert Zemeckis‘ return to live-action with Denzel Washington starring, he noted that nothing is really a sure thing until cameras start to roll. But the next closest thing is a studio press release announcing a film. That’s what we’ve got now, as Paramount has made plans for Flight official. The release, with official story info, is below. Sadly there are no new names added to the cast, but since the film is set to shoot next month in Atlanta we’ll have more names soon. Read More »

Robert Zemeckis Could Next Direct ‘Flight’

In an era where every successful filmmaker has not only one, but a handful of films, on their plate, it’s hard to imaging that someone as storied and successful as Robert Zemeckis is looking for work. However, after his motion capture Beatles film Yellow Submarine was canceled, it put the Oscar-winning director of Forrest Gump, Back to the Future and Used Cars back on the market. He’s been developing a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, was courted for a Wizard of Oz film and recently signed on to produce How To Survive a Gnome Attack but, according to Deadline, his next directorial gig could be a film called Flight. Written by John Gatins (Real Steel, Hard Ball) the film seems to be loosly inspired by the tale of Sully Sullenberger, in which a commerical airline pilot avoids a terrible disaster and becomes a hero. In this film though, the pilot must hide the fact that he was under the influence. Denzel Washington is circling the lead role. Read more after the break. Read More »

Screenwriter Hired For ‘Real Steel’ Sequel

DreamWorks is evidently pretty happy with Shawn Levy‘s robot boxing movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman. The film doesn’t open until October 7, but the studio has just hired a screenwriter to get a sequel moving. There’s a lot of work left to go before the second film will really happen, but this is certainly an indication of confidence in the first. Read More »