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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Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite persistent rumors of another sequel, the Gremlins franchise has somehow managed to stay clear of the current craze of remaking / rebooting / sequelizing old movies. Last year, producer Frank Marshall said that he thought the films should be left alone, and that a remake was unlikely to ever get made. Fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief, and went about their business.
But Hollywood can get very stubborn when it comes to a franchise as fondly remembered as Gremlins is, and so Warner Bros. is now pushing hard for reboot rights. Worse still, there actually seems to be a chance that Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment will hand them over. Where’s a bright light when you need one? More details after the jump.
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Over the summer, /Film was lucky enough to premiere a gorgeous Mondo poster for E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. It was their first poster for the magical film and only the fourth film of Steven Spielberg‘s to get the Mondo treatment, after Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park and a very old Jaws poster.
Two of those films are now getting their second poster from the company, and both images are stunners. Mike Mitchell, one of the most popular artists currently on the scene, did a poster for E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Laurent Durieux, who is also on an absolute tear, took a very unique peak at Jaws. Check out both images below. Read More »
Steven Spielberg had been nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times before winning in 1994. The film that did the trick, Schindler’s List, won 7 Oscars total, including Best Picture, and was the ultimate redemption for the director who went out on a limb to tell this story. He shot it in black and white and released it in a three-hour cut. In doing so he moved away from the fantastic films that had made him famous. Ultimately, Spielberg’s passion for this incredible and uplifting story offset the risk. Schindler’s List cemented him as one of our most important filmmakers, and in doing so became one of the most revered films of the twenty years since its release.
Yes, 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List. To celebrate, on March 5 Universal will finally release the masterpiece on Blu-ray. Read the press release and see the box art below. Read More »
And the past comes alive once again: we’ve got a brief report that Jurassic Park 4 has been given a release date by Universal. All the info available now is from THR’s Borys Kit, who says,
Deadline adds that the film will be shot in native 3D. The film will be based on the script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), who were hired to write last year for producers Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Their draft was delivered this week, and now the search for a director is on. (With Spielberg’s Robopocalypse delayed, expect much speculation about him directing this episode. Nothing to that effect is even hinted right now, much less confirmed.) But Universal is confident enough in the process to nail down a release date, at least. We don’t have any story info yet.
OK, quick recap: in 2006, Steven Spielberg sparked to the idea of a film based around the idea of using wormholes for time travel. The project came to be called Interstellar, and was scripted by Jonathan Nolan. It turned into the focal point for an audience that hoped Steven Spielberg would make at least one more serious sci-fi movie.
But Spielberg set Interstellar aside, in part to make Robopocalypse. And now, in the wake of the conclusion of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan may end up making Insterstellar as his next project. But it wouldn’t be a Nolan film if he didn’t bring his own particular touch to it, and so don’t expect to see him shooting the script that Spielberg put down months ago. Read More »
One of the big stories this week was that Robopocalypse, believed to be the next film from Steven Spielberg, had been put on indefinite hold. Problems with cracking the story, based on the novel by Daniel Wilson and scripted by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods) had led to the delay, and the wording of the report made the film appear to be not only delayed, but potentially dead.
That’s not the case, says Spielberg. The delay is real, but he proclaims that the movie will happen before too much time elapses. Read More »
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Seems like we won’t be getting that new Steven Spielberg sci-fi film as soon as originally planned. Robopocalypse, based on the best-selling book by Daniel H. Wilson, had already been delayed several months from a 2013 release date to 2014 and now DreamWorks has “indefinitely postponed” the film. Read more after the jump. Read More »