Latest on ‘Here’ movie starring Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth

Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth – the team behind the iconic film ‘Forrest Gump’ – are to reunite for the new movie ‘Here’.

The new project will mark the first time the trio will collaborate since their talents came together on the classic 1994 movie ‘Forrest Gump’. The drama won six Oscars, with Hanks (Best Actor), Zemeckis (Best Director) and Roth (Best Adapted Screenplay) all taking home gongs in addition to the movie’s Best Picture triumph.

‘Here’ has Tom attached to star, with Robert directing and Eric writing the script. The trio are adapting the project from a graphic novel published in 2014 by Richard McGuire.

The graphic novel Here is centered in one room and focuses on the many people who inhabit it over years and years, from the past to the distant future. I’m hearing that it will be a big-ticket film with a lot of heart, in the price range that most of these packages go for these days.

The plot is centered in one room and chronicles the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.

Following the success of ‘Forrest Gump’, Tom, 65, has worked with Robert and Eric separately. He teamed up with the former for ‘Cast Away’ and ‘The Polar Express’ and with the latter on the 2011 film ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’.

Meanwhile, Tom’s upcoming movie ‘A Man Called Otto’ was acquired by Sony Pictures for $60 million at the virtual European Film Market.

The forthcoming flick tells the story of a grumpy, retired man who strikes up an unlikely friendship with his new neighbours and also stars Mariana Trevino, Rachel Keller and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.

Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group, said: “What an amazing all-star constellation of talent: Tom Hanks in an iconic role and an exceptional director in Mark Forster; outstanding producers in Rita Wilson, Gary Goetzman and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro; exquisite screenplay from David Mcgee; a worldwide best-selling book; and our long-time partner, SF Studios.

“Elizabeth Gabler, myself and Sony have had the privilege of working with all of these giants before, but this time we feel like we hit the lottery.”

Released expected 2023.

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