Steven Spielberg

15 Facts You May Not Know About ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

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by ScreenCrush Staff 16 hours ago
There’s a running joke in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that Indy took his nickname from the family dog. That joke has some truth to it though because as George Lucas was developing Raiders of the Lost Ark, he actually named the character after his dog, Jones (the “Indiana” was a riff on Steve McQueen character Nevada Smith). Coincidentally, the same dog was the inspiration for Chewbacca in Star Wars. Need more Raiders of the Lost Ark facts? Throw us the idol and we’ll throw you the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Steven Spielberg Set to Direct ‘Ready Player One’

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by Jacob Hall a day ago
Random House
Well, this was unexpected. After a few years of development, Warner Bros. is officially moving forward with a big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and they’re doing so with the director most likely to break the brains of the novel’s biggest fans: Steven Spielberg. Yes, Spielberg is going to direct a science fiction story powered by raw ‘80s nostalgia for the same studio where he produced Gremlins and The Goonies.

John Williams Won’t Score ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ or Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

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by Matt Singer March 18, 2015 @ 11:43 AM
Kris Connor, Wire Image
John Williams has composed the score for every single live-action Star Wars movie to date (and every Star Wars film period, except the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars that came out in 2008.) That will change with Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney’s first standalone spinoff from director Gareth Evans. Making Star Wars spotted a recent interview from Evans’ composer, Alexandre Desplat, claiming that he’ll be the one scoring the film, which stars Felicity Jones.

SXSW Review: ‘Raiders!’ - The Story Behind the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

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by Matt Singer March 15, 2015 @ 7:16 PM
Courtesy of SXSW
Movies are often compared to dreams. If that’s true, then filmmakers are dreamers. When Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos were kids, they dreamed of making movies, so they spent most of their childhood summers in Mississippi making a shot-for shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. The project eventually consumed seven years of their lives and nearly destroyed their friendship, but in the end, Zala and Strompolos completed their film, which they called Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation.

‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Re-Teaming With Steven Spielberg for Sci-Fi Thriller

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by Britt Hayes March 6, 2015 @ 5:39 PM
Universal
Colin Trevorrow must have made a great impression on his Jurassic World executive producer Steven Spielberg because the pair are already planning their next film together before Jurassic World has even hit theaters. It’s not a Jurassic sequel, but it is another sci-fi movie—this time based on an early concept Trevorrow came up with along with his writing partner.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ Untitled Cold War Thriller Now Titled ‘Bridge of Spies’

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by Britt Hayes March 3, 2015 @ 5:43 PM
Disney
Steven Spielberg’s upcoming project, previously referred to as Untitled Cold War Thriller while filming under the name St. James Place, now has a formal title. The director’s fourth film with Tom Hanks is now called Bridge of Spies, which is rather appropriate given the subject matter. Also reuniting with Spielberg on the project is composer John Williams, marking his 27th collaboration with the director.

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Steven Spielberg’s ‘It’s What I Do’

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by Britt Hayes March 2, 2015 @ 5:45 PM
Lionsgate
Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest star on the planet right now, like the acting equivalent of Beyonce. Recently, the actress signed on to star in a new James Cameron-produced film, as well as a sci-fi project with fellow mega-star Chris Pratt. And now her impressive film schedule just got even more impressive with news that the actress has signed on to star in an upcoming Steven Spielberg film.

Steven Spielberg Reportedly Wants to Direct ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot With Chris Pratt

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by Britt Hayes February 20, 2015 @ 8:04 PM
Marvel
Not long ago, it was reported that Disney was eyeing Chris Pratt to headline an Indiana Jones reboot, and while that was certainly some exciting news (even if Pratt is a fairly predictable choice), there wasn’t really much else to it. Now comes word that original Indy director Steven Spielberg is interested in directing the reboot with Pratt attached — seems like we aren’t the only fans of Pratt.

Oscar Winners Thank Steven Spielberg More Than Anyone Else, Including God

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by Jacob Hall February 20, 2015 @ 3:35 PM
Ian Gavan, Getty Images
We all watch the Oscars for different reasons. Some watch for the sheer spectacle. Some watch to see if the movies they like actually win something. Some watch so they can drunkenly criticize what everyone is wearing. But in the end, it all comes down to all viewers doing the exact same thing: watching people thank other people for upwards of three hours. But which people have been thanked the most in 86 years of Oscar history? Someone with a lot of time on their hands decided to figure that out.

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the Last 25 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 2, 2015 @ 9:20 AM
A24/Pixar/Warner Bros.
This week sees the release of ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest sci-fi adventure from Andy and Lana Wachowski. And while in all likelihood ‘Jupiter Ascending’ will not go down in history as one of the great works of its genre, the occasion of a new sci-fi epic from two of the modern masters of the form seemed like a good time to assess and celebrate the recent highlights of science fiction cinema, which has taken audiences from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the deepest recesses of the human mind.