Zemeckis Up For Directing “Replay”

Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”) is in serious talks to direct the time travel thriller “Replay” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Vulture.

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.

While he can’t prevent his own death, he sets about trying to prevent the death of his daughter. Jason Smilovic adapted the script and Zemeckis is expected to make this his next project before the Denzel Washington-led “Flight” at Paramount Pictures.