Robert Zemeckis to Direct Childrens Book Adaptation THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE

     October 30, 2013

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Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is adding another project to his to-do list, and it may find him returning to the world of animation.  Variety reports that the Forrest Gump director will helm an adaptation of the Kate DiCamillo childrens book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which follows the exploits of a porcelain rabbit.  Zemeckis will direct the pic for New Line Cinema with Jeff Stockwell penning the script, but it’s unclear if the film will be entirely animated or if the pic will involve live-action elements.  Zemeckis spent a decade toying with motion-capture technology on films ranging from Beowulf to A Christmas Carol before returning to live-action with last year’s Flight.

This news comes on the heels of word that Zemeckis is also attached to direct a live-action adaptation of the documentary Marwencol, which is a drama involving mental illness.  That project is apparently being earmarked as Zemeckis’ next film.

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