Variety have continued the fevered speculation about Spielberg’s next project by reporting that he’ll team up with Tom Hanks to make a Cold War thriller.
Spielberg’s been linked with a number of projects recently, including religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, historical epic Montezuma and a remake of West Side Story. There’s also sci-fi blockbuster Robopocalypse still in the pipeline.
Justin Kroll writes: “Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are partnering again as Hanks has become attached to an untitled thriller set during the Cold War that Spielberg is eyeing to direct for DreamWorks.
"Marc Platt will produce with Spielberg, with Matt Charman penning the script.
"Based on the true story revolving around James Donovan (Hanks), a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the iron curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia."
Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but with so many projects in the offing, it’s seeming possible that Spielberg’s lining up another ‘two films in one year’ set, similar to what we saw in 1993 (Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List) and 2005 (War of the Worlds and Munich).
If this Cold War film does come into fruition, it would mark Spielberg’s fourth collaboration with Hanks, following Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal.
The Spielberg Seven - dinosaursandotherawesomestuff
1. What’s your favourite Spielberg film and why?
Jurassic Park, it’s the first movie of his I saw and I was totally captivated by it.
2. What’s your least favourite Spielberg film and why?
Definitely 1941. I don’t really hate or dislike it badly but I’m not in a hurry to watch it.
3. If you had to select one Spielberg film to be remade, which would it be and who would direct it?
Jurassic Park (& the Lost World). I’d prefer a remake that mixes both elements of the books with the movies. (I’d still leave out the DX prion plot for the Lost World - not for the sake of more sequels but in favour for a more coherent conservation plot).
4. Do you prefer Spielberg’s ‘entertainment’ films or his historical dramas?
I grew up watching his “entertainment” films so seeing his more serious historical films seem a bit unbelievable but I appreciate those as much as his “entertainment” films.
5. What’s your favourite John Williams score for a Spielberg film and why?
It’s a hard question but I’d go for his work on the Jurassic Park movies and Empire of the Sun. I’m not good at describing music but those scores really move me.
6. Which book/comic book/TV show, or film remake, would you like to see Spielberg direct and why?
Probably something to do with the Gulf War, Operation Gothic Serpent (Black Hawk Down), or even something about the Falklands war.
7. What do you want to see from Spielberg in the future?
I want to see Spielberg directing a remake of Jurassic Park & the Lost World (we can all dream). Though whatever he does next I’ll be extremely optimistic about it.
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