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Reply #30 on: March 25, 2015, 03:06:23 PM
Sounds like a weak-sauce version of this classic.
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Reply #31 on: March 25, 2015, 10:23:48 PM
i agree


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Reply #32 on: April 11, 2016, 08:54:18 PM
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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Reply #33 on: June 15, 2016, 02:56:02 PM
Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman And Marc Platt Reteam For Walter Cronkite Vietnam Pic
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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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Reply #34 on: March 06, 2017, 04:19:17 PM
Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Team For Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’
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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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Reply #35 on: April 23, 2017, 05:26:06 PM
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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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Reply #36 on: February 15, 2020, 09:43:10 AM
'Indiana Jones 5' Will Begin Filming This Summer, Harrison Ford Says
FEBRUARY 14, 2020 7:00AM by Ryan Parker

"I feel obliged to make sure our ambitions are as ambitious as they were when we started," the actor said in a separate interview about the upcoming installment in the action-adventure franchise.

Another installment to the Indiana Jones franchise is on its way, with Harrison Ford revealing that production will commence within months.

Ford dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that will air Friday to promote his new film, Call of the Wild, and while there, he gave a few hints about the upcoming Indiana Jones film.

The 77-year-old actor told host DeGeneres that filming would begin late this summer.

"it's going to be fun," Ford said. "They are great fun to make."

The upcoming film's title has yet to be revealed.

The first three movies are considered to be some of the best action-adventure films of all-time. The fourth film, 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was not well received by fans for its story, not Ford's performance.

In a separate interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Ford said filming may begin as soon as April on Indiana Jones 5.

He also noted that he has enjoyed revisiting his classic characters, including Han Solo from Star Wars.

"When we have an opportunity to make another, it is because people have enjoyed them," Ford said in that interview. "I feel obliged to make sure our ambitions are as ambitious as they were when we started."

A release date for Indiana Jones 5 has not been announced.

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Reply #37 on: February 26, 2020, 01:17:05 PM
Well, okay, what the fuck

Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ James Mangold in Talks to Replace (EXCLUSIVE)

After a long development process, Steven Spielberg is handing the directing reins on “Indiana Jones 5” to another filmmaker for the first time in the franchise’s 39-year history, Variety has learned.

Sources say that while a deal hasn’t closed, “Ford v Ferrari” director James Mangold is in talks to take the job. Mangold has been put in this situation before when he took over the “Wolverine” franchise; 2017’s “Logan” was a blockbuster, grossing $619 million globally, and earning Mangold an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay.

Spielberg will remain as a hands-on producer on “Indy 5.” According to a source close to the filmmaker, the decision to leave the director’s chair was entirely Spielberg’s, in a desire to pass along Indy’s whip to a new generation to bring their perspective to the story.

Harrison Ford, meanwhile, is still on the project. The actor recently made headlines speaking about the the future of the franchise while promoting his latest film, “The Call of the Wild.” He told “CBS Sunday Morning” this month that he was “going to start doing ‘Indiana Jones’ in about two months,” and then days later told HeyUGuys that the project is still facing “scheduling issues and a few script things” and that “we’re determined to get it right before we get it made.”

When Disney first announced the new “Indiana Jones” film in 2016, with Spielberg directing and Ford starring, the studio originally slated the film to open on July 19, 2019. Then it was pushed a year to July 10, 2020, and then pushed again to July 9, 2021, when Jonathan Kasdan (son of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” scribe Lawrence Kasdan) was brought on to take a pass on the script after original screenwriter David Koepp left the project.

With a new director coming on board, the possibility that “Indy 5” will be pushed once more from its 2021 release date seems likely. Spokespeople for Spielberg and Disney declined to comment.

This was already going to be a busy year for Spielberg, who is in post-production on his new version of the classic musical “West Side Story,” which Disney will release through 20th Century Studios on Dec. 18. But the most successful director in Hollywood handing the franchise that helped define his career to another filmmaker is nonetheless a surprising development. As opposed to the other movie franchises inaugurated by Spielberg — “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” — the filmmaker has remained in tight creative control of the “Indiana Jones” films, directing every one since “Raiders of the Lost Ark” debuted in 1981 (and earned eight Oscar nominations, including for best picture).

Still, George Lucas, who co-created Indiana Jones with Spielberg, has retired and is not expected to be officially involved with “Indy 5.” The most recent “Indy” film, 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” was a global hit, earning $790.6 million worldwide, but it also served as an example of nostalgic excitement for the return of a beloved franchise after many years away, leading to disappointment among some fans in the final product.

One thing is clear, however: Mangold has quite a big fedora to fill.
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Reply #38 on: February 27, 2020, 10:38:31 AM
We've already been through this once before.

As much as we all hate to admit it, Ford is too old to play Indy. And it's not because of his ability to do stunts or anything like that, it's because we don't want Indy to be a grizzly old grump, we want the cheeky Indy we grew up with. Part of the charm was that he was Peter Pan. He got old, and it wasn't him any more. It's not the years, it's the mileage. To me, that was one of the main reasons why Indy 4 didn't work at all - above all the other problems, Indy just wasn't Indy any more.

I've never been a Star Wars fans, so I can't really comment on the specifics of what Disney has tried to do with their handling of that franchise, but the idea that when you try to please everyone you end up pleasing no-one feels applicable.

They've already delayed this project, and maybe they should think about delaying again. Look, whatever happens, I'm going to go see it. I love Indy. And if it turns out to be another Crystal Skull, well, I'll just forget that it ever existed.

But I think Disney are missing an opportunity here. With Spielberg stepping away (and Lucas already not attached), maybe the time is ripe for the slate to be swept clean completely. Get Ford outta there, and please for the love of God keep the entire Kasdan clan the fuck away.

If James Bond can be rebooted with a different actor every 15 or so years, why not Indy? Casting the new Indy will be challenging sure. (Please not the Rock or Chris Pratt!) But it's not impossible. Doing so would allow the series to retain the Peter Pan element. Let the dude run around in the 30s forever thwarting Nazis, who cares if he has a different face for every generation? I don't. I just want fun Indy back, otherwise, what's the point?

(The whole "passing the whip to a new generation" angle is bullshit. What the fuck are you going to call those movies? Whatever it is, it's not going to be Indiana Jones, so what's the fucking point in the first place?)

Fresh off FvF, I'm down with James Mangold taking their reigns, but he - and Disney - need to take a pause and step back and figure what it is about Indy that makes it truly special if it's going to have any sort of life moving forwards.
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Reply #39 on: February 27, 2020, 11:59:27 AM
Yeah if Spielberg's out then Ford should be too. Kill the franchise or reset it totally.

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Reply #40 on: February 27, 2020, 12:23:27 PM
pattinson isn’t baby enough and you know it bc he’s playing serious man batman. if you want indiana to be young hot fuck action just say it: Timothée Chalamet


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Reply #41 on: February 27, 2020, 03:45:31 PM
Chalamet is too baby, I think.

You really just can't get more hot fuck action-y than this
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Reply #42 on: February 27, 2020, 03:54:42 PM
great you just melted xixax


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Reply #43 on: February 27, 2020, 04:02:11 PM
I mean that is some top-shelf man-meat
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Reply #44 on: February 27, 2020, 04:07:38 PM
Chalamet is too baby, I think.

You really just can't get more hot fuck action-y than this

Chalamet is wrong for the role. Can't even see him being a better option than Shia.

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