After sticking with 3D animated motion-capture films for his last three outings, director Robert Zemeckis is poised to return to live-action with Timeless. It would also be a return to time-travel for the Back to the Future director as Deadline reports that the pitch is based in the genre. Warner Bros. has picked up the tent-pole project for six-figures with screenwriter Mike Thompson (Love Happens) handling the script.
Deadline reports that Zemeckis is also “rumored to be kicking the tires on such live action projects as Superman.” Other directors rumored to be on the short list for the upcoming superhero flick include Darren Aronofsky, Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, and Zack Snyder.
Zemeckis is currently at work on Yellow Submarine based off the 1968 Beatles movie/album of the same name. His last live-action film was 2000′s Cast Away.