Just announced today, Dreamworks revealed the big news that two time Academy Award winner, Sally Field is set to play the wife of Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd for Steven Spielberg’s, “Lincoln”, biopic. Steven and Sally never worked together before.
I’m very excited for this “Lincoln” movie now. Both Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field are very talented. I’m sure this film will land Steven Spielberg back in the Oscars again. It smells Oscar all over it. Surprisingly enough, Steven hasn’t had a Best Picture nomination since “Munich” which never won. He won for Best Picture/Director for “Saving Private Ryan” in 1999. It’s been a long time since you’ve been in the Oscars, haven’t you, Steve?
First, Spielberg is no longer doing “Old Boy” with Will Smith. Next, Spielberg pulls out of directing the “Harvey” remake after spending about a year putting the project together. He was trying to find the film’s leading star that Jimmy Stewart once played from the original.
Spielberg tried asking Tom Hanks to star in the leading role but Tom wanted no part in it at all. It’s either Tom didn’t like the idea of remaking the film or he isn’t willing to play any of Jimmy Stewart’s characters or a little bit of both. Spielberg’s second choice was Robert Downey Jr., but even Robert knows the project sucks too. Robert begged for re-writes of the script but the studios wouldn’t take his idea. This is what made Spielberg drop out of the project for good.
Not only hollywood studios are sometimes difficult on Spielberg, even the actors can be too.
It’s really quite simple folks, actors and actresses will not agree to star in a film, no matter how iconic of a director he is. The script must be good enough for the cast to agree to it.
I’m tired of Spielberg getting on the sequels and remakes bandwagon. I know he can do something original.
Steven Spielberg and Will Smith has both planned to do a film titled, “Old Boy” which was supposed to be adapted from the Japanese manga. Everyone assumed it was going to be a remake from the South Korean film, but Spielberg and Smith said it wasn’t. Spielberg and Smith seemed really excited and psyched to do this film until now.
It appears that Mandate studios didn’t like the idea of the movie. Movie fans hated this idea all over the internet, it seems that Mandate agrees with us movie fans that the idea of this movie just sucks.
You see, the Hollywood officials are even strict on directors who are legends and actors who are icons. They don’t care how big of a star you are. They’re not going to release something that doesn’t catch the public’s attention. So Spielberg and Smith won’t be doing this movie. Thank god.
Smith will indeed star in a Steven Spielberg movie one day, definitely, just not this one. So if you think that huge directors and big movie stars can do any film they want, think again.
Hollywood is a shady business. If a film doesn’t make the money, they won’t do it.
More on it here:
Steven Spielberg took a break from directing movies since “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” due to working on producing for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” with Michael Bay. Since then, Spielberg kept booking his next projects to direct, he picked several movies like “Adventures of Tin Tin”, the movie about Abraham Lincoln, Will Smith’s “Old Boy” and “Harvey”. Which one did he pick first as his next directorial project? He decided to do “Harvey” which is based on a play and once adapted into a 1950 film that starred Jimmy Stewart.
“Harvey”, is about a man who has an imaginary friend as a 6 foot tall rabbit. Spielberg hasn’t revealed who he would like to have in the leading role but the top candidate could be Tom Hanks. I also think it could be Tom Cruise as well, since Spielberg worked with Cruise twice already.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Spielberg’s “Dreamworks” picks up the rights for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic.
I think MLK JR. should be played by no one other than the great Denzel Washington. With the fantastic acting chops that Denzel has, he could nail the MLK JR. role easily with no problem.
If they get Will Smith or Eddie Murphy, I’m not going to be interested. They need Denzel for this role.
As for who to direct this movie? It probably won’t be Spielberg, but I’m thinking they’ll probably get Spike Lee for this knowing how he did the work for “Malcolm X” which also starred Denzel. How cool would that be? Denzel and Spike Lee re-teaming for “MLK JR” biopic? I’d say bring it on!
An editor at Variety had a back and forth private e-mail chat with Steven Spielberg himself, discussing the Dreamworks/Disney deal. Look like Spielberg plans to release “Tin Tin” with it first, he’ll be directing that movie very soon. “Tin Tin” is adapted from the comic hero, “The Adventures of Tin Tin”.
According to an earlier news report at MTV News…Jamie Bell is set to star as Tin Tin, and Daniel Craig is also set star in the film as well.
I’m sure Spielberg will make a great “Tin Tin” movie, as I was a fan of the character when I was a kid.
Spielberg also has his movie about, President Abraham Lincoln planned and of course, the movie with Will Smith, “Old Boy”. I wonder if he’ll release those two films through Disney as well. Spielberg plans to do live action films only. He doesn’t say anything about animated films in the article.
I think Spielberg has finally grown tired of making films for adults that he wants to get back to making movies for kids again like he did in the 80’s and early 90’s.
My top ten favorite Spielberg films are here:
- Schindler’s List
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- War of the Worlds
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- The Terminal
- The Color Purple
- Minority Report
I don’t really care for “Saving Private Ryan”, it’s a bit overrated and there are better war films than that, in my opinion.
It’s official. Steven Spielberg has inked a deal with Walt Disney pictures to distribute six films with his Dreamworks production company. Knowing how most Steven Spielberg films are aimed toward young children and for family, it is no surprise to me that Spielberg will one day make movies with Disney and it finally happened.
Lets see if Spielberg’s next directed film he’s doing with Will Smith very soon, “Old Boy”, will be a Disney movie. It probably will. I’m not sure what other films Steven may release with Disney, he will probably direct or produce more family live action films or he may do animated films too.