Robert Zemeckis To Mercifully Direct Live-Action Again With ‘Flight’?
Paramount would like Zemeckis to direct Flight, about an airline pilot named Whip Whitaker (the only profession you can have with that name is pilot), who saves a plane of passengers from crashing. He's a hero, but the truth is that he was flying under the influence of drugs and alcohol, a dirty secret that now must be kept under wraps by Whitaker, the airline company and the pilot's union. The moral: don't drink and fly... Marty McFly... because, you see, Zemeckis directed Back To The Future, Back To The Future 2, and also... wait for it... Romancing The Stone.
The Flight script is by John Gatins. The plan is for production to take off later this summer. (Deadline)