In addition to being on the shortlist for a leading role in Star Wars: Episode 8, rising star Olivia Cooke is also on a shortlist for another major upcoming film: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s nostalgia-driven novel Ready Player One. Cooke is currently in contention for the role along with Elle Fanning and Mistress America newcomer Lola Kirke.
Jurassic World doesn’t arrive on DVD and Blu-ray for another couple of months, but the film is back on IMAX screens this weekend, in case you’re eager to revisit this summer’s biggest blockbuster. And if the re-release isn’t enough for you, Universal has revealed eight behind the scenes featurettes from the upcoming Blu-ray.
Amid the reign of selective sequels in recent years, few could have expected Jurassic World to revitalize interest in the Jurassic Park franchise so heartily. Certainly, the original incarnation permeated its share of culture with endless merchandising tie-in, but did you know we almost got a “mature” Jurassic Park animated series, before Spielberg permanently caged the project? We even have the concept art to prove it.
In 2008, Gene Wilder basically announced his retirement — at that point, he hadn’t acted since a 2003 guest appearance on Will and Grace, and his last film role was in NBC’s Alice in Wonderland TV movie back in 1999. Since then, Wilder has written some books, but has mostly stayed out of the spotlight. That may change if Steven Spielberg has his way, as the director is reportedly seeking to get Wilder out of retirement for an upcoming film project.
FOX’s Minority Report has remained curiously under wraps for a a fall-premiering pilot, having undergone some reshoots and story changes, but the cast and crew gathered at TCA to drop new future intel. Preview the PreCrime-free world of 2065, and learn why producers used Orphan Black to justify reshoots with the latest on FOX’s Minority Report.
Here’s something that’s a bit surprising: Steven Spielberg is still signed on to direct Ready Player One, the film based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name. Spielberg often drops out of big budget projects (Robopocalypse has been placed on indefinite hold), but for whatever reason, the director remains attached to this particular project — and it’s not as if it’s going to be an easy one to pull off.
A new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller Bridge of Spies has arrived online, featuring some new footage not previously seen in the first trailer — that footage includes the training of a U-2 pilot who was shot down during his espionage mission, as well as more dramatic sequences involving Tom Hanks and his endeavor to negotiate a highly classified, potentially dangerous trade with Soviet Russia.
Back in 2012, Steven Spielberg was set to direct an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse. But a year later, Spielberg delayed the project and put it back in development, with no dedicated timeframe for getting the film made. If you were wondering what it might have (or might still) look like, new concept art shows us some of the character and tech designs intended for the film.
HBO had enough star power on its hands in adapting Bryan Cranston’s Tony-winning Lyndon B. Johnson show All The Way with Stephen Spielberg’s help, and now a Falcon has heeded the call. Civil War star Anthony Mackie will play the role of Martin Luther King Jr. himself, as All The Way gets ready to go before cameras this September.
Who doesn’t love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? The guy is the embodiment of charisma with his dashing smile, heroic good looks and his excellent comedic timing. From kicking bad guy butt in action films to hosting what was probably the best episode of SNL this past season, Johnson is always captivating to watch. As it turns out, not only are we lowly, average humans big fans of The Rock, but so is Steven Spielberg.