Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game) is set to star in a limited series adaptation of author John Buchan’s novel The 39 Steps, which updates the story for the modern era. The book was previously adapted into a beloved movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. Netflix has scored the rights to the new series adaptation, which has Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) writing the scripts and Edward Berger, who previously worked with Cumberbatch on the Showtime series Patrick Melrose, directing every episode. Read More »
Richmond, Virginia will serve as the primary backdrop for Steven Spielberg‘s long gestating biopic, Lincoln, starring Daniel Day Lewis as the legendary 16th President of the United States of America. Instead of focusing on Lincoln’s full life, though, Spielberg revealed his film – written by Tony Kushner and based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin – will only focus on the final four months of Lincoln’s life leading up to his assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth. Filming will begin in the next few weeks aimed at a post-Presidential Election 2012 release date.
Read Spielberg’s quotes about Lincoln, as well as some words on The 39 Steps and The Adventures of Tintin, after the jump. Read More »