Since Robert Zemeckis came back to the world of live-action with Flight, most of the movies he’s been attached to have had a rather adult feel, however he’s now signed up to helm and adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s 2006 children’s novel, The Remarkable Journey of Edward Tulane, according to Variety.
The book follows the adventure of a china rabbit in the 1930s. The porcelain bunny is owned by a 10-year-old girl who loses him during a voyage on the Queen Mary. After that he time, under water, is tossed about in a storm, gets discovered by a fisherman’s wife, then becomes the property of a hobo and his dog, and onto a sick girl.
Jeff Stockwell will write the script.
It sounds like a good fit for Zemeckis, as it should given him a chance to flex his visual muscles and use special effects, while telling a family friendly tale that needs a grown-up touch to make it a success on the screen.