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Bad news for you John Williams fans out there, as the famed composer had to pass up scoring duties on Steven Spielberg's latest picture. However, there's still some good news as his replacement is a composer with a stellar reputation of their own.
American Sniper's titanic assault on the domestic box office means that a wave of war films are now in development, most of which sound pretty great.
Jennifer Lawrence's fast and impressive rise to the top of the A-list has seen her have the opportunity to work with some legitimately great directors - including David O. Russell, Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn - but her next project will see her team up with one of Hollywood's most legendary filmmakers.
Movies have the power to change peoples’ lives, and this proved to be all too true when two 11-year-old boys saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. Cut to the present and these kids are now in their early 40s and they’ve spent a good chunk of their lives recreating the film shot for shot in what they call “The Great Fan Film Ever Made.”
I think it's fair to say we're all on the same page in that no one wants another Indiana Jones movie if it's not done right. Talk of Disney reviving the franchise -- with Star-Lord-himself Chris Pratt reportedly eyed to portray the adventurous archeologist -- has been swirling for weeks now, and the latest update is that Steven Spielberg wants to direct the picture... if the script is good.
Steven Spielberg almost directed American Sniper. Find out what the legendary director would have done differently.
Gremlins have been on the radar in recent months, due to the news there was a reboot in the works. However, to many of our dismay, word on the street is that it’s probably not going to happen anymore.
Imagine if Steven Spielberg had directed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone? It could have happened, as Spielberg was offered the job, but he turned it down, deciding to take his career in "another direction."
George Lucas sent Steven Spielberg a wonderful telegram just before the 1982 Academy Awards, which pretty much epitomizes their adorable friendship.
It looks like Star Trek 3 has lost another director. With Roberto Orci bowing out, here is a list of other names that could certainly handle the task of directing a Star Trek film.
We’ve culled through some of our 2014 favorites to bring you a variety of recommendations for movie and TV superfans. Check out our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and let us know if you’ve already bought any one of these expensive beauties for someone you really, really like.
As part of the lead up, Empire conducted an oral history of BTTF, and crammed in several unknown nuggets of time-travel trivia. So put an egg in your shoe and leave. Then come back and check out this list in incredible Back to the Future facts!
The duo was asked about filming the notorious Flying Wing sequence after a Hollywood screening of their remade creation, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The New Version. Though reluctant at first, the team finally figured out how to raise enough money to build the Flying Wing, acquire costumes and extras to play Arab and Nazi soldiers, track down vintage trucks and piece together this sequence… just to blow it up in a fiery wreck.
Casting child actors can be a very tricky business, but choosing a lead actor wound up being a rather simply decision for the filmmakers behind E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial back in 1982. Sure, they had to do a bit of hunting in pre-production to find the right kid to play Elliott in the film, but as soon as Henry Thomas finished his audition it became readily apparent that there was no real other choice for the part.
This Week In Home Entertainment: X-Men Days Of Future Past, Steven Spielberg Director's Collection And More
I know it may seem a little early, but the studios are already thinking about the holidays. As a result, there are a whole slew of releases out this week. This includes a few new seasons of TV, an animated kids flick, a few movies that have been released on Blu-ray in special edition sets or for the first time and more.
Smith is a noted worshipper of Steven Spielberg’s shark masterpiece, and was asked if he thought it might one day be rebooted. Smith agreed that it’s likely inevitable, but then – on the spot, and in the moment – cooked up an idea that would bring Spielberg back to his prized franchise, the way Ridley Scott has returned to Alien and Blade Runner.
Steven Soderbergh uses Raiders of the Lost Ark to teach a masterclass on the importance of scene staging in films. It's like going to film school without the awful tuition!
Go deep inside Industrial Light and Magic to see how they created the visual magic in films like Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom via this 1984 episode of Nova
In 2013, Gary Sanchez Productions brought us Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, an R-rated take on the classic fairy tale about lost children drawn to a cabin made of candy. Though critically scorned (for the most part), we're awaiting a sequel from this Jeremy Renner/Gemma Arterton vehicle. But Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 could face stiff competition thanks to Steven Spielberg.
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.