Robert Zemeckis is one of Hollywood's living legends. Zemeckis is the writer, director or producer behind so many classics of American cinema--sometimes acting in all three positions at once--including 'Back to the Future,' 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,' 'Forrest Gump,' 'Contact' and 'Cast Away.' With such an incredible resume to his credit, what is Zemeckis' next project? An adaptation of a comic book series for Syfy.
Zemeckis has teamed with the writing team of John Brancato and Michael Ferris ('Terminator Salvation') to develop 'No Place,' a drama thriller about a gated community that discovers it has been cut off from the rest of the world--quite literally. Based on the Top Cow comic book series 'The Test,' 'No Place' is described by Syfy as follows:
"Residents of a high-tech gated community awaken one morning to find themselves alone and cut off from the rest of reality – nothing exists beyond the community’s walls. Only one man has contact with the powers responsible for what is known as ‘The Rift,’ and he must lead his fellow residents beyond the void to discover the truth."
News of 'No Place' follows the recent Syfy order of 'Helix' from Ron Moore, showrunner for the massively-popular reboot of 'Battlestar Galactica.' Further details regarding 'No Place' are expected to be announced to Syfy's advertisers later today. Mark Stern, President of Original Content at Syfy, was quoted as saying "we are very excited to be in business with this amazing A-list team. We look forward to them bringing their high-quality feature-level sensibility to this taut sci-fi drama."
Bringing A-List caliber talent like Zemeckis to television is huge news--the fact that he is working with a specialty station like Syfy is a massive boon for the network. Expect a massive advertising campaign for 'No Place,' as well as perhaps some big-name talent to fill the cast.