Posted on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
After making his debut on the small but beloved indie Safety Not Guaranteed, Colin Trevorrow is going big for his next project. Very big. Like, Tyrannosaurus Rex big.
Trevorrow has just been chosen to direct Jurassic Park 4, the long-gestating sci-fi sequel due out next summer. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are producing, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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It’s been a year and a half since the first Tintin film was released, but the partnership between Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson may still be on track to return to theaters in a couple years. While Peter Jackson, who will direct the mo-cap footage for the next Tintin film, is pretty busy with two more Hobbit movies, he said last year that he would shoot the mo-cap work this year.
And now Steven Spielberg has commented on the developing film, and says the plan is still to have the next movie done by Christmas 2015. Read More »
Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick are famously linked through the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence, which Kubrick conceived in the ’70s, and ultimately passed to Spielberg in the mid ’90s. Spielberg only made A.I. in the wake of Kubrick’s death. While they had some communication on the project, it wasn’t one that could really be called a collaboration.
Now Spielberg is taking on another project originally developed by Kubrick. This one is much closer to the late filmmaker’s heart, but if the current version of it comes to pass, it will be something much different from what Kubrick originally envisioned. (As one might expect.) Spielberg wants to make Napoleon, based on the French leader who was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815.
Working from Kubrick’s original script, with the cooperation of his surviving family, Spielberg is developing Napoleon as a television mini-series rather than a feature film. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Oscar loves a good historical drama, and this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees has plenty that fit that mold, whether realistically (Zero Dark Thirty) or metaphorically (Beasts of the Southern Wild). But few of the films can actually boast of having made history.
In depicting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery, Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln has helped to ratify the legislation in Mississippi. And yes, I do mean Lincoln the film and not Lincoln the sixteenth president. Read more after the jump.
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One benefit of making a film such as Lincoln is that the movie turns into more than just a story — as a portrait of American history Lincoln is something that has interest beyond the multiplex. And so we now have multiple TV news magazine pieces about the film and the process of creating it. The long-running show 60 Minutes profiled director Steven Spielberg and his creative process last year, and last night the show featured a new segment on Lincoln.
Is this high-stakes awards campaigning meant to combat the awards ascendancy of Argo? Or is this piece a genuine recap of the late life of Abraham Lincoln and an investigation into the film’s authenticity? It’s a bit of both, as you might expect, but thanks to interviews with Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Lincoln biographer Doris Kearns-Goodwin (where’s screenwriter Tony Kushner?) the segment is a fine account of the film. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Nestled among the many blockbuster movie ads last night was the first teaser for Under the Dome, CBS’ upcoming supernatural drama based on Stephen King‘s novel and produced by Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment. CBS clearly has incredibly high hopes for the series, having given it a straight-to-series 13-episode order and bypassing the pilot process altogether.
Whether those expectations will be met remains unclear, as the first teaser didn’t actually show off any footage at all. But it looks pretty cool, which is enough for now. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
So far, the scariest thing about Paranormal Activity 5 may be how little anyone involved with it claims to know about it. We are talking about a movie that’s due out in just under nine months. After the jump:
- Katie Featherston and Oren Peli talk Paranormal Activity 5
- No, Linday Lohan will not be reprising her role for Machete Kills
- Steven Spielberg says George Lucas still plans to do Indiana Jones 5
- Sylvester Stallone is joking about wanting Bill Clinton for Expendables 3, right?
- Judd Apatow considers another Knocked Up spinoff, this time about the kids
- Andy Muschietti does not think there should be a Mama 2
- Check out a sunny set photo from Insidious Chapter 2
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Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are heading back to World War II on HBO for a third time. We first got wind of another follow-up to Band of Brothers and The Pacific back in October, when HBO executives Michael Lombardo and Richard Plepler told press they were considering a third miniseries in a similar vein. At the time, we knew only that the new show would focus on aerial battles over the Pacific. Now the subject matter is coming into clearer focus as the project has secured the rights to Donald L. Miller‘s book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. Read more after the jump.
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