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Back in March, it was widely reported that 20th Century Fox was moving forward on a remake of the classic 1961 musical West Side Story, with Steven Spielberg interested in directing. It sounded like it might be the next project for the iconic filmmaker, but he instead decided on two other back-to-back projects that were gestating, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel The Bfg (The Big Friendly Giant), and the very different Untitled Cold War Thriller starring Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan. If you were disappointed by this news, don't worry, it sounds like Steven Spielberg may still direct West Side Story sometime in the near future.
Appearing along with Oprah Winfrey on Good Morning America to promote their joint production The Hundred-Foot Journey, in theaters this weekend, Steven Spielberg was asked if he was still considering his remake of Robert Wise's classic West Side Story. The director »
Steven Spielberg is reportedly interested in directing a remake of the 1961 musical classic West Side Story for 20th Century Fox, as his fellow DreamWorks executive Stacey Snider is pondering a move to the rival studio.
A screenwriter hasn't been set yet, but 20th Century Fox has revived the project specifically because Steven Spielberg is interested in making it. Of course, nothing is official yet, but the director's interest is normally more than enough to get a project into the early stages of development. The filmmaker has only made one remake in his storied career, the 2005 sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds.
The director was previously set to direct the 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks co-production Robopocalypse, but that project was put on hold back in January 2013 due to an escalating budget. The filmmaker, who hasn't directed a film since 2012's Lincoln, was also set to make American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper, »
I don't know about you guys, but I am beyond stoked for the return of 'Bates Motel' on A&E, which kicks off its 2nd Season on March 3rd. As a die-hard Psycho fanatic (hell, I made a documentary about the entire original franchise), the funnest part of the show for me has been seeing what direction they take this new version of the story. By setting it in modern day and changing a few key aspects from the original movie, they've already created a unique new mythology and universe for these characters to flourish in. And because of that, anything goes! We're in new territory from this point on.
So while I have no true insight into what the writers have planned for this new season, I thought it'd be fun to hypothetically toss out the names of a few characters we've gotten to know from the »
- Rob Galluzzo
3 items from 2014
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