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12:00 PM on 12.09.2014

First trailer for The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Films based on a true stories are always hit or miss, but I'm holding out some hope for Robert Zemeckis' latest project The Walk, based on Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) tightrope walk between the World Trade Center's...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 12.28.2012

Robert Zemeckis sinks the mo-cap Yellow Submarine remake

For years, Robert Zemeckis has tried to make a motion-capture remake of The Beatles's Yellow Submarine. Last year, Disney dropped the project, which left Zemeckis looking for another studio. Now Zemeckis seems uninterested in...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 06.07.2012

Trailer: Flight

There are three things to be very happy about with the reveal of the Flight trailer: Denzel Washington is no longer starring in sh*tty action blockbusters and finally took a purely dramatic role. Robert Zemeckis has finally...

Andres Bolivar

7:00 PM on 02.01.2012

Denzel Washington likes it bad, will prove it in Flight

Denzel Washington is a pretty amazing actor. He has proved it time and time again, and he will hopefully prove it again when Safe House is released next week. In the meantime, he has given some information about his character...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

Alan Silvestri scores, supports The Avengers photo
Alan Silvestri scores, supports The Avengers
by Jamie R Stone

It looks like Alan Silvestri is poised to return to Marvel in scoring The Avengers coming off of his last triumphant score to the recent Captain America: The First Avenger. Alan Silvestri is also responsible for scoring the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit as well as a slew of other Zemeckis-directed films (yes, even creepy CG era Zemeckis). He also scored Mousehunt, which is basically Silvestri doing his best Danny Elfman impression... Oh, and Predator... and Predators.

Silvestri remarks, “This is actually a very unique experience [for me]. I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation."

Personally, I love Alan Silvestri's portfolio of work even more than John Williams' (Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc.) because he's capable of musically relaying the action and emotion of a scene better than pretty much any major film composer. I still harken back to the brilliantly tense scoring of Back to the Future Part II's scene where Marty is on the hoverboard trying to get the book back from 1955-era Biff driving in his Ford. There's really nothing I like hearing more when I'm writing or when I'm making some badass art.

The Avengers comes out in theaters May 4 next year.

[Via Marvel]

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8:00 PM on 11.07.2011

Robert Zemeckis to make murderous Garden Gnome movie

It seems like Robert Zemeckis has finally realized that his animation methods are super creepy. He has just hired Chad Damiani and JP Lavin to write an adaptation of the book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Samb...

Jenika Katz

11:00 AM on 08.04.2011

Robert Zemeckis goes back to Universal house

It’s like the beginning of every great romantic comedy I’ve ever seen where the bum gets kicked out of his house and is forced to start doing the thing he hates the most in order to grow as a person. That’...

Jamie R Stone

9:00 AM on 07.27.2011

Robert Zemeckis to direct Here Be Monsters

Robert Zemeckis is now in talks to direct Here Be Monsters, the plot of which revolves around a former British naval officer who is hired to investigate the disappearance of a number of ships at sea. Soon, he and his crew ha...

Jamie R Stone