Daughters of the Resistance

Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners have optioned the rights to Daughters of the Resistance, a book proposal about female resistance fighters who fought against the Nazis in World War II. The book isn’t due out till 2020, but the subject matter was more than enough to catch the eye of Spielberg and company. No word on if Spielberg plans to direct, or only serve as a producer.

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new ready player one featurette

If there’s one element that ensures a ticket to see Ready Player One, it’s Steven Spielberg. Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop-culture-stuffed novel has the potential to be something very entertaining, and an opportunity for Spielberg to create a film more akin to the more wide-appealing blockbusters of his early days. A new Ready Player One featurette understands that, and serves as a both an advertisement for the film, and a tribute to Spielberg.

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Steven Spielberg Saved Gizmo

Steven Spielberg shows no signs of slowing down. The 70-year-old filmmaker will be delivering the excellent The Post to theaters this month and releasing his pop culture extravaganza Ready Player One in 2018. But just because Spielberg seems to be constantly plowing ahead into the future, that doesn’t mean we can’t stop and reflect on his past. Two new revealing bits of info from the director’s past detail revelations from former projects, including the time he saved Gremlins and when he got yelled at by Kathleen Kennedy on the set of E.T.  Read More »

The talisman Movie

Sound the Stephen King adaptation alarm: Josh Boone is now attached to write an adaptation of King’s novel The Talisman. Boone has been attached to multiple King adaptations in the past, and now adds King’s 1984 fantasy novel co-authored with Peter Straub to the list. The Talisman movie details await you below!

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Floria Sigismondi Amblin Project

Floria Sigismondi has directed some fantastic music throughout her illustrious career for The White Stripes, Leonard Cohen, Marilyn Manson, the late David Bowie, and more. The artist made her feature directorial debut back in 2010 with The Runaways, a familiar biopic made with some raw energy and style. Six years after her first movie and after directing episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale and the American Gods finale, Sigismondi has signed up to direct The Turning for Amblin Entertainment, based on author Henry James‘ novella The Turn Of The Screw.

Below, learn more about The Turning movie.

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Rebecca Thomas Amblin project

Rebecca Thomas has been lining up some high-profile and promising projects, including Universal’s The Little Mermaid. The director of Electrick Children and an upcoming episode of Stranger Things has just signed on to direct an Amblin picture co-written by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) and Derek ConnollyFrank Marshall (Indiana Jones) is producing the sci-fi film, which is titled Intelligent Life.

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Eli Roth Amblin Project

Hostel and Knock Knock director Eli Roth now has two projects in the works at Amblin Entertainment. The newly announced pic, The House With A Clock In Its Walls, will star Jack Black and be produced by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). It’s an adaptation of John Bellairs and illustrator Edward Gorey‘s 1973 novel, which is a part of a 12-part series.

Below, learn more about the new Eli Roth Amblin project.

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Elizabeth Banks calls out Steven Spielberg

While accepting an award at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on Wednesday night, actress and director Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) put director Steven Spielberg on blast in a big way for the lack of female lead characters that have appeared in his films over the years. Read Banks’ comments below.
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Shawn Levy

Director Shawn Levy is once again making another film with Amblin Entertainment. The last time the filmmaker and Steven Spielberg‘s production company teamed up, they produced what’s easily Levy’s most entertaining film: Real Steel. Their next collaboration is an alien invasion called The Fall.

Below, learn more about the Shawn Levy Amblin project.

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micro movie

Michael Crichton‘s best work always tends to read like fleshed-out screenplay. Few “airport novelists” (and I use that term with affection) were so effective at relaying blockbuster-sized action on the page, at vividly depicting what feels like a major Hollywood story in 500 or so breathless pages. It’s no wonder that his work continues to inspire adaptations nearly a decade after his death.

The latest novel to embark on a journey to the big screen is Micro and the project has nabbed a Pirates of the Caribbean director and a producer with his fair share of Crichton experience.

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