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 happen upon a sea monster and must battle it in order to escape.

The infamous/famous director Robert Zemeckis is apparently recovering from his frontal lobe lobotomy/pod person brain switch that has since tarnished his reputation, forcing him to make creepy, boring, soul-capturing, voodoo, CG animated films for the past 10 years… Now he’s in talks to direct all these quirky films (mostly live action), such as Major Matt Mason, Timeless and Replay, the first of which is about (no joke) a 1960’s-era action figure. The latter two sound, arguably, much more interesting… There was also some talk about a garden gnome movie, but I could honestly care less about that.

As the self-proclaimed biggest fan/potential hitman of Robert Zemeckis on Flixist, this news rolls off me somewhat cautiously. Zemeckis’ last live action film was Cast Away with Tom Hanks, one of the best films of the 1990’s. The long-time fans (pre “dead-eye era” Zemeckis) will know his previous portfolio of Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the Back to the Future trilogy. We are a silent bunch and rarely talk amongst ourselves (probably due to fear of the Zemeckian god), but I think we are pretty much all in agreement that Zemeckis had lost his way over the past decade. Let’s hope this is truly a return to form, because, ya know, good things happen in this world. *slashes wrist*

[Via Collider]