First trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ live-action return Flight

After dipping his toes into motion-capture filmmaking with 2004’s The Polar Express, visionary director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) went on to continue exploring his passion for animation with Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009), and for a time it seemed that 2000’s double bill of What Lies Beneath and Cast Away may have been the last live-action offerings we’d see from the Academy Award-winning director. However, the disastrous box-office performance last year’s Zemeckis-produced Mars Needs Moms proved to be the final nail in the coffin of his performance capture studio ImageMovers Digital, so now he’s getting back into the live-action business with Flight – an airborne drama headlined by Denzel Washington (Safe House) – which received its first trailer late last week.

Centred around an investigation into an airline pilot’s emergency landing that leads to a troubling discovery, Flight is written by John Gatins (Coach Carter, Real Steel) and sees Washington joined in the cast by Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2), John Goodman (Red State), Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and James Badge Dale (The Grey). Check out the trailer here:

Flight is scheduled to arrive in North America on November 2nd and lands in the UK on January 25th, 2013.

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