Tintin 2

If you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg‘s animated adventure The Adventures of Tintin, and have longed for a sequel, here’s some good news. Spielberg says the long-awaited sequel is still happening, and that Peter Jackson will direct. Great snakes! More on Tintin 2 below.

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Spielberg Netflix

Steven Spielberg has some thoughts on Netflix movies, and they’re not exactly kind. Specifically, Mr. Spielberg feels that Netflix (and movies for streaming services in general) shouldn’t qualify for Academy Awards. In his eyes, movies made for Netflix should qualify as “TV movies.”

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Steven Spielberg digital

As the nostalgia-laden Ready Player One nears its theatrical debut, director Steven Spielberg is fielding questions about looking back on his own movies. And you can rest easy, film purists: after that debacle surrounding the re-release of E.T., The Beard has promised never to alter any of his movies again. Read the full Steven Spielberg digital alteration statement below. Read More »

Smash Revival

In the next couple years, Steven Spielberg is hoping to get a remake of the classic musical West Wide Story off the ground. But let’s not forget that the filmmaker already dabbled in the Broadway world as an executive producer on the musical drama series Smash, a series that far too many people slept on, resulting in the show only getting only two seasons. Thankfully, it looks like Smash might have a new lease on life, albeit in a different medium.

NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt recently discussed the short-lived musical series, and he talked about how he keeps hearing how much people love Smash, even more than he did when the series was still airing between 2012 and 2013. In fact, it might be the impetus for a Smash revival, not on TV, but on stage. Read More »

Edgar Wright Ready Player One

After working on it for three years, director Steven Spielberg finally debuted his film adaptation of Ready Player One at the SXSW Film Festival last week and earned a largely rapturous reception. Now you can add another name to its list of fans: Edgar Wright, the director of films like Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Baby Driver. Wright saw the movie at its London premiere and took to Twitter to praise it, singling out one aspect at which Spielberg is especially adept. Read the Edgar Wright Ready Player One comments below.
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indiana jones 5 filming

In the battle between West Side Story and a new Indiana Jones over which movie will capture Steven Spielberg‘s attention first, it looks like Indy won.

The Indiana Jones 5 filming start date has been set for April 2019, according to the acclaimed director. That will give Spielberg ample time to complete the film by its July 2020 release date.

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Ready Player One reference

Update: In a new interview, Steven Spielberg clarified his comments about being able to secure rights to Star Wars franchise so he could reference it in Ready Player One. Our original article follows, as well as video of Spielberg explaining how Lucasfilm cooperated after all.

Ready Player One is jam-packed with references to the pop culture of yesteryear, but an early version of the script featured a huge shout-out to a certain 1977 sci-fi classic which director Steven Spielberg ended up cutting out. And it may not be from the movie you’re thinking about. Discover the story about the one big Ready Player One reference that was abandoned, and learn which huge film franchise Spielberg and his team could not secure the rights to below. Read More »

Ready Player One Oasis

In Ready Player One, much of the action takes place inside a virtual universe called the Oasis – a vast collection of digital planets where people can be whoever they want to be and basically do whatever they want. We know director Steven Spielberg put his actors in performance capture suits to film those sequences, but what did their physical set actually look like during production?

Below, Spielberg explains how he shot those complex Ready Player One Oasis scenes. Read More »

Steven Spielberg nostalgia

My biggest worry about Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One was that the film might sink under the weight of the sheer number of pop culture references it needs to juggle in order to be accurate to Ernest Cline‘s 2011 novel. While there are still plenty of references to be spotted, Spielberg thankfully manages to keep the film afloat amid all of its nostalgia.

But much of Spielberg’s career has been devoted to the idea of nostalgia in one way or another. Whether it’s making movies that remind us of being children, paying homage to adventure serials of days long past, or depicting bygone time periods in which characters make the right choices against all odds, Steven Spielberg may be one of the most nostalgic filmmakers working today. (Though he’s never been afraid to push the envelope when it comes to utilizing technology in his movies).

/Film caught up with The Beard at the Ready Player One press junket and asked him about his relationship with nostalgia, and during his answer, Spielberg teased the possibility of one day releasing a documentary about his days with fellow New Hollywood filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Brian De Palma.
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ready player one trailer

Ready Player One opened to (mostly) rapturous reception at SXSW this week. Which means we’re due for another trailer filled with gushing quotes and high praise of the Steven Spielberg ’80s nostalgia vehicle.

And Warner Bros. has lived up to expectations, releasing the first post-SXSW trailer for Ready Player One ahead of its late March release.

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