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Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller And The BFG Take Big Steps Forward
Steven Spielberg spent a couple of years in the wilderness after Lincoln, though it seems as if he's back on the road to productivity. He's launching into an untitled Cold War thriller with Tom Hanks next, followed by an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG. Most people thought one of these projects would just fade away, but it looks like the old Steven Spielberg is back, ready to bang these out as quick as possible according to recently announced release dates.
Which Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Scene Was Too Gory For The Censors?
Karanj said that he never received a script for Temple of Doom, and didnít know what his scene would entail until he arrived on the set and told that they were going to create a full-body mold that they would later lower into the molten lava.
Look At These Amazing Aliens From Steven Spielberg's Abandoned Close Encounters Sequel
E.T. The Extraterrestrial is a classic film that brings memories of joy and heartwarming triumph to mind whenever it's mentioned. But what if instead of wanting to phone home, ET wanted to violently invade our homes? And what if he had ten other friends along for the ride with him, ready to go medieval on us while we slept?
The Coen Brothers To Rewrite Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Drama
Those of you who've dreamed of a day where Steven Spielberg and The Coen Brothers would get to work on a project together, rejoice! Spielberg's untitled Cold War drama with Tom Hanks has now hired the famous brotherly writing team to provide some polish work on the film's already existing script.
Steven Spielberg Almost Directed Cape Fear With Robert De Niro
Steven Spielberg's career has been filled with hits and misses that showcased his strengths and weaknesses as a director. But what if one of his career defining his, Schindler's List, was directed by Martin Scorsese Ė as he originally had intended?
Tom Hanks Boards Cold War Thriller, Which Steven Spielberg Might Direct
Hanks and Spielberg have done three films together. Hearing that they might get together as an actor-director combo likely has the Academy salivatingÖ even though Oscar has been unkind to both men in recent past.
The Goonies 2 Story Was Steven Spielberg's Idea
Following word from Richard Donner that a sequel to the beloved 1985 film The Goonies was in the works, comes a notable update about the project. Steven Spielberg, who executive produced and was credited for the story of the original film is apparently the mastermind behind the idea for the sequel.
Steven Spielberg Reteams With Tony Kushner For The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara
For his latest dive into docudrama, Spielberg is reuniting with Tony Kushner, who penned Spielberg's Oscar-winning Lincoln as well as his critically praised Munich.
How George Lucas Lost Millions To Steven Spielberg On A Dumb Star Wars Bet
We might think of Star Wars as the most established brand in the history of the motion picture industry, at least this side of Charlie Chaplinís Little Tramp, but all that success wasnít always such a foregone conclusion. On the set of A New Hope, George Lucas was a worried thirty-something convinced he had a massive flop on his hands.
Steven Spielberg Is Thinking About Remaking West Side Story For Fox
We all know the Hollywood Well of Original Ideas is only as full as the talent the industry employs, which is one of the reasons why the much less profit-centered independent side of cinema will always generate more creativity. But this knowledge doesnít make the constant string of remakes any easier, and itís reaching a fever pitch now that Fox is wiping the dust off of West Side Story.
Is Steven Spielberg Directing Montezuma Next?
Spielberg is currently sizing up Montezuma as his next potential project. This would be a re-teaming with Schindler's List scribe Steve Zallian, who would be re-writing a screenplay written almost 50 years ago by Dalton Trumbo.
Steven Spielberg Snags Remake Rights To Cannes Jury Prize Winner Like Father Like Son
The film centers on a workaholic father whose life is rattled when he discovers his six-year-old son was switched at birth with another boy. From there, he and his wife as well as the parents who have been raising his biological son must decide whatís best for the boys. Should they swap? Or go on raising kids that on some level arenít their own?
UPDATED: Clint Eastwood Up To Replace Steven Spielberg On American Sniper
The film will tell the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who holds the U.S. military record for most sniper kills. Over the course of his decade-long career serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Kyle took out more than 150 targets, shattering the previous American record of 109.
Steven Spielberg Is No Longer Directing American Sniper
For the second time since the release of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg has opted out of directing a project. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker has decided that he no longer wants to direct American Sniper, the adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography that is set to star Bradley Cooper. According to the report, Spielberg's vision for the film wasn't doable with the budget that was being offered.
Steven Spielberg To Produce Remake Of The Grapes Of Wrath
As far as adaptations of classic literature goes, John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is unquestionably one of the greatest. The film not only won two Academy Awards when it was first released, winning both Best Director and Best Supporting Actress, but has gone down in history as one of the best films ever made, ranking number 21 of AFI's notable 100 Years... 100 Movies list.