Robert Zemeckis has dropped out of the drama “Replay” at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline.
Based on the bestselling 1987 novel by Ken Grimwood, the story follows a forty-something radio journalist who dies of a heart attack in 1988, but re-awakens back in 1963 in his eighteen-year-old body with all his memories intact.
He soon finds himself living the same cycle over and over, each time he has the ability to make a new set of choices, resulting in different spouses, progeny, and jobs. Jason Smilovic adapted the script.
Zemeckis’ departure isn’t a big surprise as he’s moving on with his Denzel Washington-led Paramount thriller “Flight”. John Gatins’ script centers on a commercial airline pilot (Denzel Washington) whose plane malfunctions.
He saves the day with some heroic flying and is instantly hailed as a hero, but as an investigation into the cause determine he was flying under the influence of drugs and alcohol.