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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Robert Zemeckis & Denzel Washington taking the 'Flight'

After stopping runaway freight train in Unstoppable, actor Denzel Washington is saving the day again as an airline pilot in Robert Zemeckis' live-action drama 'Flight'.

Washington plays "Whip", who "pulls off a heroic feat of flying in a damaged plane, saving 98 lives on a flight carrying 106 people. While the world begs to embrace him as a true American Hero, the everyman struggles with this label as he is forced to hold up to the scrutiny of an investigation that brings into question his behavior the night before the doomed flight. [official press release]"

Written by John Gatins and the film begins shooting in Atlanta this October.

This will be Zemeckis' live-action film in over a decade. He previously helmed the animated flicks “A Christmas Carol,” (2009) “Beowulf” (2007) and “The Polar Express” (2004). He also directed “Castaway,” “Forest Gump” and “Back To The Future” and the Academy Award-winning live-action/animation epic "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

It seems the heroic story is like Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger of US Airways Flight 1549 but they added a conflicting twist to keep the story more intriguing.

[Photo courtesy by Jason Merritt/Getty Images]
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