Zemeckis To Produce “Charles Fort”

Robert Zemeckis will produce and Evan Spiliotopoulos is set to write the supernatural thriller “Charles Fort” at Universal Pictures says Heat Vision.

Fort was an early 20th century American researcher and writer whose focus was “anomalous phenomena” and the unexplained. He wrote some of the first books on the material and is described as a “curious skeptic who enjoyed collecting data to support explanations” for strange things.

Dark Horse published a 2002 comic mini-series which portrayed Fort as an adventurous investigator tangling with aliens and murderers in turn-of-the-century New York City.

The film marks the first project set up by Imagemovers under their newly minted first-look deal with the studio. Mike Richardson, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey are producing.