“Back to the Future” and “Contact” filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is returning to the sci-fi genre as he’s developing and producing “Steel Soldiers,” a new action film setup at STX Entertainment and China’s Alibaba Pictures.
The story is set in a futuristic world where humans and androids fight shoulder to shoulder. The film follows a disgraced Special Forces officer forced to train a new team of high-tech, but imperfect android soldiers – making them elite military officers who set out on a deadly mission to rescue their creator.
Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, David Styne and Jackie Levine will produce while Ken Kaufman (“Space Cowboys”) is penning the script. Plans to expand the project beyond just a feature and onto other platforms are also underway.