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Re: Future Spielberg
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2015, 03:06:23 PM »
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Sounds like a weak-sauce version of this classic.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: Future Spielberg
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2015, 10:23:48 PM »
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i agree

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Re: Future Spielberg
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2016, 08:54:18 PM »
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Steven Spielberg Reteams With Mark Rylance For 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,' 2017 Release Date Eyed
via The Playlist

Deadline reports that Rylance will star in the adaptation of  David Kertzer's book "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara." Spielberg first became attached to direct the project two years ago, with Tony Kushner ("Lincoln," "Munich") writing the 1858-set story about a young Jewish boy who is taken from his home, raised Catholic, and becomes a priest. Rylance will play Pope Pius IX.

Bologna: nightfall, June 1858. A knock sounds at the door of the Jewish merchant Momolo Mortara. Two officers of the Inquisition bust inside and seize Mortara's six-year-old son, Edgardo. As the boy is wrenched from his father's arms, his mother collapses.  The reason for his abduction: the boy had been secretly "baptized" by a family servant.  According to papal law, the child is therefore a Catholic who can be taken from his family and delivered to a special monastery where his conversion will be completed.

With this terrifying scene, prize-winning historian David I. Kertzer begins the true story of how one boy's kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power.  The book evokes the anguish of a modest merchant's family, the rhythms of daily life in a Jewish ghetto, and also explores, through the revolutionary campaigns of Mazzini and Garibaldi and such personages as Napoleon III, the emergence of Italy as a modern national state.  Moving and informative, the Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara reads as both a historical thriller and an authoritative analysis of how a single human tragedy changed the course of history.


This will be Spielberg's next project, and his complicated calendar is looking something like this: he'll shoot "Ready Player One" next for release on March 30, 2018. After that movie wraps, he'll shoot 'Mortara' in early 2017 for release the same year, and after that, he'll jump to "Indiana Jones 5" which will hit cinemas on July 19, 2019.

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Re: Future Spielberg
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2016, 02:56:02 PM »
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Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman And Marc Platt Reteam For Walter Cronkite Vietnam Pic
via Deadline



Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman and Marc Platt, who worked together so memorably on Tom Hanks Cold War-starrer Bridge of Spies, are re-teaming for a feature project about legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite for Amblin Partners. The project will focus on Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that America’s most trusted newsman played in turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict. So influential was the CBS Evening News anchor that then-President Lyndon Baines Johnson is believed to have remarked, ““If I’ve lost Walter Cronkite, I’ve lost middle America.”

Charman pitched Spielberg the idea while the two were on the awards season circuit for Bridge of Spies. It’s still early days in terms of Spielberg committing to directing- Charman needs to write the script first- but this is mouth-wateringly rich material for a master filmmaker like Spielberg. Were the most iconic baby boomer of all to end up directing, it would mark the first time he tackle this turbulent chapter in America’s modern history. 1968 was a year of great upheaval in the U.S., with the assassinations of Dr Martin Luther King and Senator Robert F. Kennedy; the violence witnessed at the Democratic convention in Chicago and, of course, the ongoing war in Vietnam. Cronkite had already journeyed to Vietnam once before in 1965 in a carefully stage-managed visit designed to prove to him and other attending media that progress was being made. In 1968, however, Cronkite returned to South East Asia to see the war for himself and the consequences of the Tet Offensive. What he found convinced him, in his own words during his special report, to say, “It seems now, more certain than ever, that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate.” That devastating sentence shifted the tide of public opinion against the war and only weeks later LBJ announced he would not be running for re-election in that year’s Presidential race.

That moment also revolutionised network news in America. It was arguably the first-ever editorialised, opinionated report on U.S. televised news, heralding the age- years later- of the 24-hour-news cycle and mass media machine around us today. The plan is for Charman to write the original idea and Platt producing with a view to this becoming a potential directing vehicle for Spielberg. Charman will also exec produce.  This would go through the Amblin/Dreamworks pipeline.

Spielberg, who has The BFG coming out July 1, is gearing up to start filming on the big budget Ready Player One, with Ben Mendelson, Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke in the cast. As revealed by Deadline, Spielberg is set to follow up that with The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara, an adaptation of the the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Kertzer that Tony Kushner has adapted. Mark Rylance, who won the Best Supporting Oscar for Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies and who plays the title character in Spielberg’s The BFG, will star as Pope Pius IX.  Spielberg and Platt are also teaming up with Kristie Macosko Krieger to produce this with production set to begin in early 2017 for release in the fourth quarter of that year.

Published in 1997, The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Charman is the man with the golden touch right now, following on from his breakthrough work with Spielberg on Bridge Of Spies. He is working with Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and Fox 2000 on YA-inflected Wilderness. He has written a heist film for Matt Reeves at Fox with Reeves and Tobey Maguire producing. He has also sold Lethal, a TV pitch to CBS with Carl Beverly and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones producing. Charman’s three-parter Black Work aired on ITV last year to strong reviews and ratings.  Amazon also just picked up the pilot for Strange New Things, an event sci-fi TV series that Kevin MacDonald is directing and Left Bank is producing. The project is an adaptation of Michel Faber’sThe Book Of Strange New Things, which was critically praised upon its release in 2014, with the Guardian newspaper calling it, “astonishing and deeply affecting.” He is also exec producing Alcatraz at Paramount and Eichmann at MGM, both with Automatik and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.

Platt also has a full slate. Most recently, he partnered with video game maker Sega to develop and produce a feature film based on its video game franchise Shinobi. He will work with Sega and Hakuhodo DY Group’s production arm and joint venture Stories International, Inc. on the property.Shinobi is a series of video games that has been around since 1987 so it is well-known among gamers. Shinobi means “ninja” in Japanese. It is a warrior game that usually involves swords and knives and, of course, fighting the next big boss. It originally began as an arcade game. He also has three of this fall’s most eagerly-anticipated films coming out in Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood musical La La Land and Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train.

Charman is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group, Grandview and attorney Gretchen Rush of Hansen, Jacobson. Spielberg is repped by CAA.

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Re: Future Spielberg
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2017, 04:19:17 PM »
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Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Team For Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’
via The Playlist

Meryl Streep‘s illustrious career has seen her work with countless great actors and directors, but there are two that she has yet to cross off the bucket list: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. She’s never co-starred with the former, nor worked with the latter beyond a small voice role in “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.” But all of that is about to change with a true story drama that remains extraordinarily timely.

The trio are combining their powers for “The Post.” The film will tell the true story of the Pentagon Papers, released by Daniel Ellsberg, that laid bare the truth about the Vietnam War, and was hugely instrumental in changing public perception and opinion about the country’s involvement. The Washington Post was instrumental in bringing the Pentagon Papers to light, and Hanks will play editor Ben Bradlee, with Streep as publisher Kay Graham. Everyone will be working off a script by Liz Hannah.

No word yet on where this will fall on Spielberg‘s always busy schedule, but he works fast. He’s already in post on next year’s “Ready Player One,” and is gearing up to shoot “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” which many are expecting to be in this year’s awards season race. Next on his docket is “Indiana Jones 5,” due in cinemas for summer 2019, but maybe he can squeeze this in somewhere first.

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Re: Future Spielberg
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
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Quote from: The Playlist
Arriving at a super-fast clip as usual is Steven Spielberg. The director, who turned around “Munich” in about seven months in 2005 from stem to stern, will be doing the same this year. His latest film, a Pentagon Papers drama tentatively titled “The Post,” stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, and hasn’t even started shooting yet. But now it will debut in select theaters this Dec. 22 before going wide on Jan. 12, 2018.

 

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