Disney Captures Bob Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey are forming a new performance-capture film production company based at Walt Disney Studios

The company will create films using performance-capture technology, a technique of digitally recording actors’ movements that are fed into a computer allowing for the development of 3-D motion pictures.

Zemeckis is expected to direct many of the projects and as part of the deal all of Zemeckis’ future performance-capture movies will be exclusively made at the company.

Disney will distribute and market its films worldwide, though the pact does not cover any live-action films Zemeckis may want to make.