Robert Zemeckis made in impressive return to live-action with Flight, after a decade in the world of motion capture. He’s busy planning what he’ll do next, and one of the project that’s just been announced is a narrative adaptation of the 2010 documentary Marwencol, according to Variety.
Although no offers have been made, the director is reportedly trying to lure in Leonardo DiCaprio to star.
Universal has also picked up the life rights of Mark Hogancamp, the subject of Jeff Malmberg’s documentary. The original film follows Hogancamp’s long road to recovery after he was severely beaten by five teenagers, causing him to slip into a coma for nine days. When he came out around, he had no memory of his life or friends and family.
To help his recovery, he began constructing a one-sixth scale model of a World War II-era Belgian village in his backyard, with figures that resembled his friends, family members and even his attackers, which allowed him both to heal his memory and escape into his own fantasy scenarios.
Caroline Thompson (The Secret Garden, The Nightmare Before Christmas) is writing the screenplay, which will blend fantasy and reality. There’s no news on when it might shoot.