Fact: Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is set to direct a film based on the 2010 documentary Marwencol. The Flight director will helm the movie adaptation, which tells the story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who combated memory loss he suffered after he was attacked by a group of teenagers, by building a scale-model WWII-era town. Zemeckis is eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fact: Oscar-winning moviemaker Robert Zemeckis will be honoured with the Founder's Award at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday (25Oct12) for his new movie Flight, which stars Denzel Washington as a functioning alcoholic pilot. The movie closes the Chicago festival on Thursday.