After bringing us Back To The Future and Contact then this guy probably gets a lifetime pass in the sci-fi genre.  Now director Robert Zemeckis is returning to the theme.

The Oscar-winning director is about to sign on to sci-fi epic Ares at Warner Bros. Pictures.
According to Deadline:

“The story follows an astronaut who survives his space capsule’s crash landing in an African desert but begins to suspect his mission was in service of a conspiracy that hides a secret with world-changing ramifications.”

So far, so good.  But wait!  Uh-oh… Zemeckis would be working off an original script by Captain Marvel co-writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet?  One of the weakest Marvel entries?

No word yet on whether Ares refers to the Ares V rocket, above, or the Greek God of War. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, the son of Zeus and Hera.  In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war and is the personification of sheer brutality, in contrast to his sister, the armored Athena, whose functions as a Goddess of Intelligence include military strategy and generalship.  Or something completely different.

Zemeckis will also produce for all those lovely points, as will Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Kristin Winkler, Dan Lin & Jonathan Eirich.

Roland Emmerich will executive produce.  No release date is set yet.

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