west side story first look

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of fingers snapping menacingly as the rival Jets and the Sharks gangs prepare to face off on the big screen once again in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming West Side Story. Amblin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have released the first look at Spielberg’s remake of the beloved musical last adapted as the classic 1961 film starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. Now, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler take center stage as the new Tony and Maria in the West Side Story first look.

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the talisman movie update

The Talisman, the fantasy-horror novel from Stephen King and Peter Straub, has been in one stage or another of film or TV development before it even hit bookshelves in 1984. Steven Spielberg snapped up the film rights immediately and has been working with Amblin to bring the book to life – with nothing to show for it…yet. Now, Amblin is trying once again, with Handmaid’s Tale director Mike Barker at the helm and Chris Sparling handling the script.

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Floria Sigismondi Amblin project

Too often we refer to Amblin as a studio of yesteryear, but Steven Spielberg‘s production company is still pumping out movies today. And its latest movie acquisition sounds like it’s straight out of their classic catalogue. Amblin has acquired the rights to The Mother Code, based on the novel by Silicon Valley biochemist Carole Stivers. The story is centered on a child raised by an artificially intelligent robot who must fight to save his family after the government decides to destroy the machines.

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Spielberg hates Netflix

Hey, did you know Steven Spielberg is not a fan of Netflix? You should, because he’s voiced his displeasure with the streaming service several times. It’s not so much that Spielberg thinks Netflix makes bad movies. It’s that he doesn’t approve of their release model, since Netflix tends to skip theaters entirely. In the mind of Mr. Spielberg, movies that don’t play in theaters aren’t movies at all. Not content to simply grumble to himself, Spielberg is hoping to change the Academy Awards rules so that Netflix movies can’t qualify for nominations unless they play in theaters for a certain length of time.

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spire in the woods movie

Six years ago, a series of posts popped up on the “no sleep” subReddit, the forum for writers to share original horror stories that are so terrifying that they give you, well, no sleep. But this story, titled “Spire in the Woods,” was different than most. Following a teen boy who is convinced that the suicide of a schoolmate may be connected to a local legend, the story captivated thousands of readers until it spread past Reddit and became a viral phenomenon. The author Tony Lunedi published the story as a book in 2017 and now, it’s caught the eye of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg himself.

Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is developing a Spire in the Woods movie, based on the viral Reddit ghost story. Now there’s a sentence you probably thought you’d never read.

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Rashomon TV show

A Rashomon TV show is in the works at Amblin Entertainment, proving once again that no property, not even an acclaimed classic, is safe. Read more about the new adaptation of director Akira Kurosawa‘s 1950 masterpiece below, which is being described as a “dramatic mystery thriller series.” Read More »

Trial of the Chicago 7 Shut Down

After being in the works for over 10 years, Aaron Sorkin‘s legal drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 was close to heading into production. However, Amblin Entertainment is shutting down pre-production on the project for the time being. But why? Read More »

Trial of the Chicago 7 Cast

After years of false-starts, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is finally picking up speed. Recently, word broke that Aaron Sorkin would helm the movie, with Sacha Baron Cohen likely to join the cast. Now, another Trial of the Chicago 7 cast member has been announced: Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne will play one of the political activists on trial. Read More »

Trial of the Chicago 7 movie

Trial of the Chicago 7, a movie that at one point was going to be directed by Steven Spielberg, and later Paul Greengrass, has found a new filmmaker. Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter who made his directorial debut with last year’s Molly’s Game, will now helm the Trial of the Chicago 7 movie, with Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to play activist Abbie Hoffman.

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micro movie

Micro movie, adapted from one of the final novels of Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton, has been in development at Amblin Entertainment since 2015. Now there’s an update on the project: Neil Widener and Gavin James have been hired to take over screenplay duties. The film’s plot appears to be lifted right out of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, focusing on a group of people shrunk down to miniature size and forced to navigate the rain forrest. More on the Micro movie below.

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