Zathura: According to The Hollywood Reporter, oscar winner Tim Robbins is in the final stages of a deal to star in Columbia Pictures' Zathura for helmer Jon Favreau.

Shooting is scheduled to start this summer.

Former DreamWorks production topper Michael De Luca has joined the producing team behind Zathura, marking the first existing studio project he has boarded since forming his Columbia-based production outfit.

David Koepp penned the most recent version of the script, based on the novel by Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote the family adventure film Jumanji.Zathura is not being billed as a sequel to that film, however, since no characters from Jumanji carry over to Zathura.