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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 Chaplin’s Little Tramp, but all that success wasn’t 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 doesn’t make the constant string of remakes any easier, and it’s 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 what’s best for the boys. Should they swap? Or go on raising kids that on some level aren’t 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.
Steven Spielberg And George Lucas Predict Movie Industry Implosion
Maybe it's fitting that so many movies right now focus on the end of the world, because according to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas the end of moviegoing as we know it is near! The pair shared the stage at University of Southern California, and there unfolded their thoughts on where the movie industry is heading. According to these legendary moviemakers, it's due for a major shakeup.
Steven Spielberg Will Direct Bradley Cooper In Iraq War-Set American Sniper
Having tackled World War II many times, World War I in War Horse and the Civil War in Lincoln, Spielberg will for the first time be telling a story about modern warfare, following Kyle's life as a sniper in the Iraq War. He was dubbed the "Devil of Ramadi" by Iraqis and, according to the title of his book, was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history
Watch Obama Play Daniel Day-Lewis In Spielberg's Obama Biopic
It’s refreshing to see the President – like so many leaders before him – lean on self-depricating humor to poke fun at his accent, his physical appearance and his “motivations” while playing Day-Lewis playing Obama. At least, we know for sure that this isn’t Day-Lewis, right? Because the dude is just that good.
Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz And Ang Lee Join Steven Spielberg's Cannes Jury
This year's Cannes Film Festival is already a bit more Hollywood than usual, with King of the Blockbusters Steven Spielberg on board to head up the jury for the prestigious festival. Now a handful of new names have made for an even glitzier lineup of people who will pick the art house favorites for the coming year
Spielberg Double Feature: Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, And Defying Genre
It’s a special twist on the Hollywood philosophy of “one for me and one for you” – where an artist gives up a bit of their integrity in one deal to make a big money-making picture in order to get a passion project made – as Spielberg is one of the few directors who has always maintained his artistic credibility even while going through the studio system, and earned respect on both sides
Spielberg Double Feature: Munich, War Of The Worlds, And The Darkness Of 2005
Spielberg's war movies have been exclusively about the two World Wars-- conflicts with clear national boundaries and treaties, and the historical distance to spin tragedy into triumph. But after 9/11, America's most iconic filmmaker could not shake the lingering national wound and the endless war that came from it, releasing two of his darkest and most morally conflicted films. One was a massive summer blockbuster, the other a two-and-a-half-hour Oscar nominee
Jurassic Park Oral History Reveals How Jim Carrey And James Cameron Almost Got Involved
Right off the bat, before Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy and the cast and crew start opening up, we learn that Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies) and James Cameron were potential directors for the gig. Imagine how awesome a Cameron adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller might have been?
Spielberg Double Feature: Indiana Jones, Always, And How Death Defines Us
It had be years since I'd watched Last Crusade, and aside from recognizing its title from Audrey Hepburn's filmography, I'd never heard of Always. Much to my surprise, both films have some stark similarities in their heroes and the crucial decision each must face.