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HBO has released the new trailer for its upcoming documentary Spielberg. One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. The feature-length documentary examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV "wunderkind, »
Next month, HBO is set to delve into the life and career of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the feature length documentary Spielberg from director Susan Lacy, and we’ve got the poster and first trailer for you here; check them out…
Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV “wunderkind,” his rise to fame through an incredible string of blockbusters, his later forays into more serious dramatic films, and the personal and professional relationships he’s cultivated through the years. […] The result is a remarkably intimate portrait that combines Spielberg’s compelling first-person narrative with an in-depth exploration of the creative process »
- Gary Collinson
It’s “desperate and dangerous times” in the galaxy far, far away.
“Shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy,” Howard captioned a foggy set photo, prompting fan theories that the photographed scene is set on Kessel, a planet known for its spice mines.
Shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy pic.twitter.com/AtNZPOkzFO
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 23, 2017
The speculation comes after the director shared another image on Wednesday captioned, “Spicey?”
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 20, 2017
He also posted a different picture with the same cryptic caption on Instagram.
Howard took over as director after the movie’s original helmers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were fired, after clashing with producer/Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Sure, everyone might be losing their minds over Star Wars: The Last Jedi since it comes out in December, but what about the conclusion of the trilogy? It's never too early to look ahead when it comes to this franchise, and there are already plenty of key details about Episode IX floating around. The Director J.J. Abrams is returning to the Star Wars franchise to write and direct the as-yet-untitled film. Abrams was celebrated for launching the new trilogy in 2015 with The Force Awakens, which Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy cited as their reason for welcoming him back to the fold. Abrams is replacing Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow, who was ousted from the project following the debut of his widely panned drama, The Book of Henry. The Writers Abrams is set to serve as cowriter for IX alongside Chris Terrio. Terrio's past screenplays include Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »
- Quinn Keaney
He’s back! After the fallout with Colin Trevorrow and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy needed to a director that ensure the world that the final movie in the latest trilogy would be in dependable hands. So, she turned J.J. Abrams, who got the ball rolling with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and pilot “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
— Prequel Memes (@PrequelMemesBot) September 13, 2017
It might be a safe choice, but there will be no surprises about the kind of movie he will deliver, and fans are generally okay with it.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Star Wars 9 is back on track, with director J.J. Abrams stepping in to replace fired director Colin Trevorrow. The studio has issued a new December 20, 2019 release date, and the project seems heading in the right direction. However, J.J. Abrams' sudden emergence at the helm of this franchise finale was a direct breach of his contract that was re-negotiated at Paramount after he left to direct the 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A new report reveals that Paramount was "jilted" when he left to direct Star Wars 9, which lead to Paramount extracting a small sum of money for their troubles, but not nearly what the studio's overall deal with the director is worth.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that newly-minted Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos was not pleased that J.J. Abrams was "poached" yet again by Disney to direct this highly-anticipated Star Wars sequel, but he ultimately accommodated the deal, »
The road to ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘ just got a little bit longer. Last week, a series of changes happened that culminated with the firing of Colin Trevorrow, and subsequent Hiring of J.J. Abrams as director. Before this news landed, the film was set to go into production January 2018 with a planned release date of May 24, 2019. As soon as the directing announcement was made, Lucasfilm also confirmed that Abrams and writer Chris Terrio (Justice League) would re-write the story from scratch, meaning that the production would most likely not meet it’s release date.
Now that the tremors of the ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘ shake-up have begun to settle, the official twitter of Star Wars has announced that the release date has been pushed to December 20, 2019. Here’s the official announcement:
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019. pic.twitter.com/rDBqmuHX89
— Star Wars (@starwars) September 12, 2017
- Taylor Salan
(Aotn) After much speculation and a ton of shifting Disney has officially confirmed that director Jj Abrams will be returning to the “Star Wars” film franchise and is set to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX”. Abrams will direct, as well as, co-write the film with Chris Terrio.
Disney and Lucasfilm were left in a tizzy after it was revealed that previously announced director Colin Trevorrow had left the project, and his replacement choice Rian Johnson also decided to turn down the offer and walk away from the film. It is a no brainer that Disney and Lucasfilm would immediately run towards Jj Abrams, who took the helm on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which ended up grossing a whopping $2.6 billion dollars worldwide and once again skyrocketed the Star Wars brand into current pop culture.
That is not saying that “Star Wars” has not always been a pop culture phenomena, but »
- Kristyn Clarke
Star Wars: Episode IX looked to be in dire trouble last week when it was announced that Colin Trevorrow had been removed from the movie by Lucasfilm. Luckily for the studio, they were able to coax J. J. Abrams back to helm the pic, after he’d steered The Force Awakens to become the third highest grossing film ever made. Despite the director being arguably the natural choice to wrap up this trilogy, a subset of fans have apparently been left fuming by his appointment.
One in particular, Matt Vela, has been driven to create an online petition that calls for Lucasfilm to remove Abrams from Star Wars: Episode IX. Vela’s argument hinges on the criticism by some fans that Force Awakens was a “rip off” of A New Hope in its overly similar plot and character beats. He also references the studio’s initial claim that each of »
- Christian Bone
The Star Wars universe was thrown into turmoil yet again when it was announced that Lucasfilm and Star Wars 9 director Colin Trevorrow had parted ways after 2 years of working together. The disruption pushed back production and the release date. Many fans have been left angry about the whole situation. After the dust barely settled, Lucasfilm announced that The Force Awakens director, J.J. Abrams would be taking over, leading many fans into a frenzy fueled by disappointment. Though The Force Awakens was generally well-received, many Star Wars fans feel that it was just a re-telling of A New Hope and have started a petition to get Abrams fired from the project to keep him from ruining the final movie in the new trilogy.
Inverse reports that Matt Vela out of California started the new petition to remove Abrams from Episode IX. Many assume that The Last Jedi will be a rip-off »
Lucasfilm‘s Hr department has been pretty busy this summer. Between Phil Lord and Chris Miller exiting the Han Solo spinoff earlier this year over creative differences, while the movie was in the production no less, and Colin Trevorrow removing himself from “Star Wars: Episode IX” for reportedly similar reasons, the keepers of the franchise haven’t come off looking so good. In fairness, there’s no doubt that Kathleen Kennedy’s primary job is to protect the value of the brand at all costs, but it does make you wonder why you’d hire young filmmakers with bold new cinematic voices in the first place, only to mute that talent.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) is not one to stay silent when something is on his mind. Recently, Landis had some choice words for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as Universal’s Dark Universe, and now the director has turned his thoughts to Lucasfilm.
Talking to Collider about a wide range of topics, the director took a moment to tear into Hollywood’s tendency to stifle creative talent:
“I have many things that I’m working on, whether or not they’ll ever become real, I don’t know. You know Joe Dante and myself and a few other guys I know are in the same position. They’re not hiring people who have opinions. They think, ‘He knows what he’s doing, I’m not hiring him!’ Look at Star Wars. They keep firing guys. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, those guys are really talented. »
- Jordan Jones
The Star Wars 9 news just keeps on coming. Things got heated last week when Lucasfilm revealed that they were parting ways with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who had been hired to direct the final installment of this new trilogy two years ago. Now, it's up to J.J. Abrams, the man behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who was just announced as his replacement. So when will he begin filming on Star Wars 9? According to a new report, June 2018.
Variety reported on the release date change, which shifted from May 24, 2019, to December 20, 2019. In that report, they revealed that Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to shift production from February 2018 to June 2018. That shift seems to line up quite well with the release date delay and should give J.J. Abrams plenty of time to prep and not force him to rush things. It sounds like Abrams and newly hired co-writer Chris Terrio »
Currently titled “We Can Do Better,” the potential series would follow a soccer mom who must deal with her newly “woke” life in the south as a parent, wife, American citizen, and daughter of hardcore conservative parents.
Liz Cackowski wrote the script and will serve as executive producer. Lord and Miller will executive produce along with Seth Cohen, president of television for Lord Miller. Katie Newman will produce. 20th Century Fox TV, where Lord Miller is set up under an overall deal, will produce.
Lord, Miller, and Cackowski are repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. Cackowski is also repped by 3 Arts.
- Joe Otterson
Star Wars Director
After the news last week that Colin Trevorrow had left Star Wars: Episode IX over “creative differences”, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will be stepping in to helm the galaxy far, far away again. I guess Patty Jenkins was busy? “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Read more here.
Episode IX Pushed Back
And with that, it should come as no surprise that Star Wars: Episode IX has now been pushed back so new screenwriters Abrams and Chris Terrio can flesh out a new script. Episode IX will now open on December 20th 2019, putting it in competition with Universal’s Wicked and Sony’s Masters of the Universe. Read more here. »
- Luke Owen
J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. In August 2015 news broke that director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) would helm the 9th installment. Earlier this week it was announced that Trevorrow would leave the project, who Lucasfilm said had “mutually chosen” to part ways with the company. “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.
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- Michelle Hannett
The Star Wars universe continues to shift following some recent major announcements. Last week, Lucasfilm revealed that they were parting ways with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, with Star Wars 9 needing a new director to man the ship. Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that they are bringing back J.J. Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to take over the project. Now, just after that news broke, it has been revealed that the studio has decided to bump back the release date for Star Wars 9.
As reported by Comicbook.com, Disney and Lucasfilm have shifted the Star Wars 9 release date from May 24, 2019, to December 20, 2019. That will give J.J. Abrams and newly hired writer Chris Terrio (Justice League) plenty of time to get the movie ready and will ensure that they don't have to rush into production. When Colin Trevorrow was still attached to direct, Star Wars: Episode IX was »
It was exactly one week ago that LucasFilm made the blockbuster announcement that Colin Trevorrow was out as the director of Star Wars 9, and today the studio announced that J.J. Abrams will replace him at the helm. While that was obviously massive news, the studio also made another announcement, revealing that J.J. Abrams will be co-writing the script with franchise newcomer Chris Terrio, best known for writing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League. The studio didn't divulge any story details, but it seems likely that both J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio may be starting over from scratch.
The LucasFilm announcement revealed that J.J. Abrams will produce with his Bad Robot company and Michelle Rejwan, alongside LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Back in August, it was revealed that Jack Thorne has come aboard to rewrite the script, which was originally written by Colin Trevorrow and his longtime writing partner Derek Connolly. »
Inclusion has become a “Star Wars” staple in front of the camera: Both “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” were led by female heroes and included co-leads played by minority actors. However, white males sat in the director’s chair and the hiring of J.J. Abrams to replace Colin Trevorrow as director of “Episode IX” suggests that will continue for many years to come.
J.J. Abrams is a talented filmmaker, and he’s a fine choice to close out the trilogy of films led by Daisy Ridley’s Rey. He also represents a kind of security that’s hard to resist. The director jumpstarted the new wave of “Star Wars” films with “The Force Awakens,” which earned unanimous acclaim from critics and fans on its way to over $2 billion worldwide. He knows the franchise, he’s beloved by fans, »
- Zack Sharf
That was the announcement that almost brought the Internet to a standstill earlier this morning, when the Star Wars house confirmed that Abrams is coming aboard to replace the ousted Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, The Book of Henry) on the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX.
Going one step further, buried in the official press release was news that J.J. Abrams will be directing from a script he plans to co-write alongside Chris Terrio, who is perhaps best known for his work on Justice League. Granted, Terrio now shares his screenwriting credit with Joss Whedon, after the two-time Avengers helmer was drafted in to see the DC tentpole over the finish line during the summer.
For Episode IX, though, that means Terrio will now pick up the reins from Jack Throne (Wonder), who was originally appointed to »
- Michael Briers
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