Zemeckis planning movie about Charles Fort

Robert Zemeckis Plotting Spooky ‘Charles Fort’ at Universal (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter.

Universal Pictures is plotting a spooky feature called Charles Fort with producer Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos. Fort, which is being described by some who know the material as a “period Ghostbusters,” is the first project set up under Zemeckis and his Imagemovers’ newly minted first-look deal with the studio.

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Fort wrote The Book of the Damned (1919) and examined all kinds of anomalies that didn’t apparently fit in to current scientific explanation schemes. He called the data “damned”. He wasn’t all that congenial towards science, considering it too much of a closed-minded establishment that dismissed such claims. Study of these types of anomalies – meteorological, geological, biological, physical, etc. is called “Fortean” studies. The subject is exemplified by the Fortean Times magazine published out of the U.K.