Today Disney dropped a whole slew of new release dates for the studio through 2021. It might seem like a joke that humanity will even exist to see that year arrive, but hey, we can dream, and in those dreams there’s a lot to be excited about, including Indiana Jones 5.
It’s pretty well known that Steven Spielberg was a major force (h’yuck) in getting J.J. Abrams the assignment directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm wanted a director. Spielberg wanted Abrams to get the gig. “I brought J.J.’s name up,” he said in a roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought J.J. would be the best person to direct Episode VII and I called J.J. and said ‘Would you do it if it was offered to you?’” Abrams was initially reluctant (he thought his wife wouldn’t want him to take any more time-consuming franchise gigs), so Spielberg actually took Abrams and his wife Katie out to dinner on Lucasfilm’s behalf, asked Katie if it was cool if J.J. directed Star Wars, and basically made a Love Connection of the whole thing. The rest was history.
We’re still not sure exactly when the new Indiana Jones sequel will happen, but not long ago, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Steven Spielberg is returning to direct Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5. David Koepp, who worked on the screenplay for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (insert sad trombone) is also reuniting with Spielberg for the upcoming sequel, and according to him, there’s one notable person who won’t be involved — at least on the story level.
Everyone knows that Indiana Jones took his name from the family dog. But did you know that the man who played Indy’s dad, Sean Connery is only 12 years older than Harrison Ford? Despite the relative closeness of their ages, director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas couldn’t imagine anyone but James Bond playing the father of Indiana Jones. That’s just one of the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade facts featured in this new episode of You Think You Know Movies!
On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.
We all watch the Oscars for different reasons. Some watch for the sheer spectacle. Some watch to see if the movies they like actually win something. Some watch so they can drunkenly criticize what everyone is wearing. But in the end, it all comes down to all viewers doing the exact same thing: watching people thank other people for upwards of three hours. But which people have been thanked the most in 86 years of Oscar history? Someone with a lot of time on their hands decided to figure that out.
It's been rumored for years now. When are we getting a Halo movie? Peter Jackson was even attached to direct at one point. Well, it looks like we'll have to wait awhile for that to happen. The good news is that we will be seeing Halo in a live action form. Only it'll be a television series. Steven Spielberg has teamed up with Microsoft, so all hope isn't lost! Keep reading for more details.
Okay, let's get this out of the way. Regardless of your political affiliations, feelings, or anything like that, this is meant to be funny. And if you watch it without blinders on, it is very funny! This spoof was shown at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "Daniel Day-Lewis" as President Barack Obama in Steven Spielberg's 'Obama'. There's even a guest appearance by Tracy Morgan as
It's official...Steven Spielberg was supposed to be directing Robopocalypse as his next picture. With that being put on hold due to script and money issues, he will now turn his focus to Jurassic Park IV! Keep reading for a few more details.
Earlier this week the teaser trailer for the Steven Spielberg directed, Daniel Day-Lewis starring, Lincoln came out. Now, the full trailer is here! I've mentioned before that I'm a huge sucker for history stories, and Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorites. I got chills during this trailer, and can't wait to see the movie when it comes out November 16th! Check out the first full trailer for Lincol