Entertainment One has released the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's historical drama 'The Post', and it's a rather star-studded affair.
Although there's only been a glimpse of Steven Spielberg's new movie 'Ready Player One' released online, the kick back has already begun in earnest.
Elizabeth Banks has apologised to Steven Spielberg after she publicly accused him of not casting female leads. The ‘Hunger Games’ star made the remarks during an acceptance speech at Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards. On picking up the Excellence in Film award, she said: “I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws’ and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead.
“Ready Player One” is a book that celebrates fandom of nerd culture and is obsessed with even the tiniest details, so it’s surprising that Ben Mendelsohn — who plays villain Nolan Sorrento in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film adaptation — says his performance won’t try and mimic the novel. “I’m not trying to be faithful to the book Sorrento at all,” Mendelsohn told TheWrap. “So, anyone that’s coming at it wanting a faithful re-creation or transposing of the written Sorrento is not gonna get it.
A timely film about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest is coming together with a powerhouse cast. Steven Spielberg just said yes to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post, the spec script by Liz Hannah bought last fall by Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures. The deals are being negotiated. The film is a drama about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.
A new Netflix Originals documentary series will look at how depictions of war changed in Hollywood following the Second World War. Called ‘Five Came Back’, the series will focus on the stories of five filmmakers as told through interviews with five current Hollywood legends. Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Kasdan and Paul Greengrass will discuss how the experiences of five directors of the time who served int he war, influenced war on the big screen once they returned.
Henry Thomas has had a steady, flourishing acting career in Hollywood for three-and-a-half decades. “You’re always remembered for something great, and a lot of people regard E.T. as a great film,” Thomas said in one of the all-time great understatements in Yahoo Movies history (watch above). “I figured out that I could think of my childhood dog that had died, and I could bring myself to tears.” Thomas said about his teary audition for Spielberg that went viral when unearthed several years ago.
Like Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl had a true gift for manufacturing bizarro words. In his 1982 classic The BFG, the odd phraseology comes to us via the titular big guy, whose version of our vocabulary is close enough to understand, yet disparate enough to be sublimely wackadoo. The Big Friendly Giant’s words come alive in the new Steven Spielberg-directed movie version, with Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) playing the eponymous role.
Mark Rylance — who won a surprise Oscar in February for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s "Bridge of Spies" — plays the vegetarian giant in the director’s latest fantasy, "The BFG," an adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s story.
As well as pretending to be 007 in an episode of ‘The Saint’, Moore actually starred as the spy in a March 1964 episode of BBC show ‘Mainly Millicent’. In the sketch, he goes for lunch with a Russian agent played by the show’s star Millicent Martin and punches a waiter. Luckily for him, Cubby Broccoli still thought he was the perfect man for the big-screen job.
“It was the witching hour, when people go missing.” So begins the first teaser for The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved 1982 children’s novel. The film tells the story of an orphan named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) who befriends a giant. And while he seems scary in the trailer, he is fact The Big Friendly Giant of the title, played by Bridge of Spies’ Mark Rylance. Ruby journeys with the BFG to Giant Country, where they encounter the child-devouring giants Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement). ...
Attorney James B. Donovan, played by Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies, believes in following the law down to its finest details. But when it comes to being truthful with his wife, played by Amy Ryan, he decides to bend the rules. In this exclusive clip from Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming spy thriller, in theaters Friday, Donavan hurriedly packs his bags as he tells his wife he’s leaving on a “fishing expedition.”
‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ (Everett) The novel Ready Player One is filled with references to Steven Spielberg movies, but don’t expect its big screen adaptation to keep many of them — even though Spielberg himself is directing the movie. Ernest Cline’s best selling sci-fi novel about a high-tech scavenger hunt set up by an ‘80s-obsessed mastermind in a dystopian future is loaded with references to the video games and movies that made the 1980s the birthplace of modern geekdom. With smashes such as the Indiana Jones franchise, E.T., Back to the Future, and The Goonies, Spielberg’s work as both director and producer is well represented in the best-selling book.
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Steven Spielberg is keen to make Indiana Jones 5 — even if it puts Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford in competition for “actor who’s made the most Spielberg movies.” In an exclusive conversation about their new film Bridge of Spies, director Spielberg and star Hanks shared stories about the movies they’ve made and speculated about their next collaboration. “We’ve gotta figure this out because now, Tom is tied with Harrison Ford: Harrison and I did four movies, Tom and I have done four movies,” Spielberg explained. After the next Indiana Jones, he said, “I’ve got to make another one with Tom, that’ll be five for Tom, five for Harrison.
Want to join Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for chat? You can re-watch a live question-and-answer session with Spielberg and Hanks from Thursday night (above) as they discuss their new fact-based historical thriller Bridge of Spies, which opens Oct. 16. Hanks and Spielberg discussed a range of topics, including the first time they met on the set of the 1980s comedy The Money Pit. Hanks threw in a great story from his Oscar-winning role in Saving Private Ryan and also explained that his white hair is for a new role.
The seemingly endless cycle of remakes, reboots, reimaginings and any other number of ‘re’-prefixed verbs that have done the rounds in the film industry this past decade or so has invariably left many film fans asking - is nothing sacred anymore? Well, it seems we may have our answer, as word gets out that Universal may have their sights on rebooting two of the greatest Hollywood blockbusters of all time: ‘Jaws’ and ‘Back to the Future.’ - Spielberg Predicts End of Superhero Genre - Lead Actress Candidates For Spielberg’s Ready Player One - Jurassic World 3rd Biggest Movie Ever This news comes from a highly trustworthy source, The Hollywood Reporter, who mention Universal’s plans almost as an aside in their report on Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks looking set to move house from Disney to Universal for distribution. The Spielberg connection is of course vital here. Not only did the legendary filmmaker get his big break making the original classic ‘Jaws’ for Universal back in 1975, he also produced ‘Back to the Future’ for the studio in 1985, as well as its two sequels.
As anyone who’s seen the Jurassic World trailers already knows, velociraptors will be making a big return to the action in Friday’s adventure sequel. The vicious dinos first tore through the bigscreen in Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, where they were the smartest, scariest beasts around. Nowhere were they more terrifying than in that movie’s famed kitchen scene. The sequence, which took two weeks to shoot, happens late in the film when the imperiled kids Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim (Joseph Mazzello) are alone in the park’s visitor’s center and being hunted by a pack of raptors.
Released last Friday, the remake of the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist was greeted with a lukewarm response from critics. While the new Poltergeist saved money by shooting in Ontario, Canada, the original stayed in Hollywood’s backyard: The neighborhood depicted at the beginning of the film was located in Agoura Hills, a small town in Los Angeles County. Meanwhile, the house that is supposed to belong to the Freelings — the haunted family at the center of the original — was actually located in nearby Simi Valley.