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Steven Spielberg plans to make 'All the Way' into miniseries?

Steven SpielbergLos Angeles: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is reportedly interested in adapting the Bryan Cranston-starring play `All the Way` into a television miniseries.

Cranston earned a Tony Award in the best performance by a leading actor in a play category, while the production also won the best play award.

`All the Way` dramatises late US president Lyndon B Johnson`s work to pass the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, reportedly.


Steven Spielberg set to direct Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' adaptation

Steven SpielbergWashington, April 26 - Steven Spielberg is set to direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous children's book ' The BFG' for DreamWorks.

The live-action film, which will be based on the fantastical tale of a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl, will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, The Hollywood Reporter reported.


Tom Hanks preparing to reunite with Steven Spielberg

Tom Hanks preparing to reunite with Steven SpielbergLos Angeles, April 22 : Actor-director Tom Hanks is reportedly looking forward to reuniting with "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielberg for an untitled project that is based on the true story of attorney James Donovan.

Spielberg has yet to officially board the movie, but if he agrees then this will be the fourth collaboration between Hanks and Spielberg, reports femalefirst. co. uk.


Spielberg to reteam with Kushner for `The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara`

Spielberg to reteam with Kushner for `The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara`Washington, April 18 : Steven Spielberg has and screenwriter Tony Kushner may come together for the film-adaptation of David Kertzer novel ' The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara '.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources revealed that Kushner had been roped in to adapt the religious period drama back in 2008, but switched his focus to 'Lincoln' when Spielberg decided to make the Oscar-nominated film his next project.


Katzenberg, Spielberg donate millions to preserve movie history

Katzenberg, Spielberg donate millions to preserve movie historyLos Angeles, Nov 20 : Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg have each donated $10 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

The two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum (to be located here) will be named Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and Spielberg Family Gallery, reports variety. com.


Steven Spielberg set to develop Stanley Kubrick’s `Napoleon` for TV

Steven Spielberg set to develop Stanley Kubrick’s `Napoleon` for TV London, Mar. 5 : Steven Spielberg will soon be giving life to Stanley Kubrick's screenplay about Napoleon Bonaparte - scrapped by the late film director in the 1970s.

He 66-year-old film maker told French TV network Canal+ that he would make a TV miniseries, instead of a film, about the life of the French Emperor, the BBC reported.


`Lincoln` favoured to bag max Academy Awards by oddsmakers

`Lincoln` favoured to bag max Academy Awards by oddsmakersWashington, January 12 : The movie `Lincoln', its star Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg are the odds-on favourites to win this year's Academy Awards, it has been revealed.

After Thursday's Oscar nominations were revealed, oddsmakers were quickly calculating the odds for each nominee and, by far, most of them had `Lincoln' sweeping the awards.


Spielberg ''no longer attracted'' to action films

Spielberg ''no longer attracted'' to action filmsLondon, October 23 : Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg is turning his back on action movies, insisting he has no plans to direct another high-octane blockbuster.

Spielberg made a name for himself in Hollywood shooting big-budget sci-fi and adventure movies including Jaws and the Indiana Jones franchise, but he now wants to explore other genres.


`Dyslexic` Steven Spielberg credits filmmaking for saving him from shame

 `Dyslexic` Steven Spielberg credits filmmaking for saving him from shameLondon, September 27 : Steven Spielberg, who has a successful career spanning nearly 40 years and a life most people envy, is just a very ordinary man with ordinary problems beneath the surface - even struggling from dyslexia, it has been revealed.

The 65-year-old director, who was diagnosed with dyslexia only five years ago, credits filmmaking with helping him express himself.


Spielberg in talks with ex-Navy SEAL to direct `bin Laden raid` movie

Spielberg in talks with ex-Navy SEAL to direct `bin Laden raid` movie London, August 27 : Steven Spielberg is said to have met with a former navy SEAL, who has written a first-hand account of the Osama bin Laden raid, to discuss making a movie about his experience.

At least two other movie-makers have also met with the Navy SEAL to talk about licensing the story.


Spielberg spokesman rubbishes advisory help to Obama’s manager by DreamWorks personnel

Spielberg spokesman rubbishes advisory help to Obama’s manager by DreamWorks personnelWashington, June 15 : A spokesman for Steven Spielberg has denied a report that the famous movie director instructed marketing personnel at his DreamWorks movie studio to meet with and give advice to President Barack Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina.

Andy Spahn said Spielberg did not offer to set up such a session and no encounter with Dreamworks marketers ever occurred.


'Warhorse' - saved by beautiful anti-war sentiment

'Warhorse' - saved by beautiful anti-war sentiment Film: "Warhorse"; Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis; Director: Steven Spielberg; Rating: ***

Every writer, artist, musician or filmmaker develops a certain style of representing his work that makes his work easily identifiable. "Warhorse" is an example of what one can call either 'Spielbergish' or 'Spielbergesque' cinema, with simple scenes overly dramatised and melodrama that is out of place and seems desperate, and thus despicable.


Steven Spielberg struggled to find takers for ‘SMASH’

Steven Spielberg struggled to find takers for ‘SMASH’London, Jan 18 : Critically acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg has revealed that he spent five years trying to bring his new TV drama `SMASH' to the small screen because the concept failed to win over network executives.


Steven Spielberg won’t direct ‘Jurassic Park 4’

Steven Spielberg won’t direct ‘Jurassic Park 4’Washington, Jan 17 : Steven Spielberg has announced that he will not be directing `Jurassic Park 4' but will be a part of the team as the producer of the film.

Spielberg had directed the first two installments of `Jurassic Park' and produced the third one, which was directed by Joe Johnston.

The `War Horse' director said that he would be reprising the same role for the fourth movie too.


Spielberg won't direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

Spielberg won't direct 'Jurassic Park 4'London, Jan 15 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has said he will produce the fourth instalment of "Jurassic Park" but won't helm the sci-fi thriller.

The filmmaker helmed 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and its 1997 follow-up "The Lost World: Jurassic Park". He also produced "Jurassic Park III", which was released in 2001.


9/11 changed a lot for me: Steven Spielberg

9/11 changed a lot for me: Steven SpielbergLondon, Jan 14 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg says the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US in 2001 changed him a lot and made his work "darker".

"9/11 changed a lot for me. It changed a lot for everybody in the world. And my films did grow darker after 9/11," contactmusic. com quoted Speilberg as saying.


Steven Spielberg becomes ‘miserable’ without any work

Steven Spielberg becomes ‘miserable’ without any workLondon, Jan 12 : Critically acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has revealed that he ensures that he always has a movie in the pipeline because he finds himself "miserable" and "in a terrible state" if he does not have any project to develop.


9/11 influenced Steven Spielberg to make ‘darker’ movies

9/11 influenced Steven Spielberg to make ‘darker’ moviesWashington, Jan 11 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he was inspired to make “darker” films after the 9/11 terror attacks in America.

The 65-year-old director is well-known for family friendly projects such as ‘E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise and ‘Jurassic Park’, but he felt compelled to alter his style after the 2001 atrocities which left almost 3,000 people dead.


Steven Spielberg’s war film inspired by war veteran dad

Steven Spielberg’s war film inspired by war veteran dadLondon, Jan 11 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that the inspiration behind his wartime drama ‘War Horse’ was his dad, who is a veteran of World War II.

The critically acclaimed director’s latest movie tells the story of a young soldier trying to track down his beloved horse after it was sold to the cavalry in World War I.


Spielberg wasn’t ready to commit to Harry Potter

Spielberg wasn’t ready to commit to Harry PotterWashington, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he passed on the chance to get behind the camera for the first Harry Potter film as he didn’t feel he was ready to tackle an “all-kids” project.

The 65-year-old filmmaker admits that his own children thought that he was crazy when he turned down the project and allowed Chris Columbus to take over.


Steven Spielberg ‘tortured’ by filmmaking

Steven Spielberg ‘tortured’ by filmmakingWashington, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he thinks the process of moviemaking can be torturous.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, however, believes that no filmmaker can avoid it and it is the same even in the past and in the present.


Spielberg kids felt he was crazy to quit 'Harry Potter'

Spielberg kids felt he was crazy to quit 'Harry Potter'London, Jan 10 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg admits his children thought he was "crazy" when he stepped down from "Harry Potter" project and allowed Chris Columbus to take over.

Spielberg, who has six children aged between 15 and 26, passed on the chance to Columbus because he didn't feel he was ready to tackle an "all-kids" project.


Steven Spielberg rues America’s lack of ‘regard’ for history

 Steven Spielberg rues America’s lack of ‘regard’ for historyLondon, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg, whose film `War Horse' just premiered in Britain, says that Americans don't have the same regard for history as Europeans do.

`War Horse' is a story of the journey of a boy and his horse through World War 1. The boy, Albert, enlists in the war after his horse is sold to the cavalry.


Steven Spielberg gets ‘buzz’ from meeting Royals at premiere

 Steven Spielberg gets ‘buzz’ from meeting Royals at premiere London, Jan 9 : Steven Spielberg said that he got a `buzz' from meeting Prince William and Duchess Kate at the royal premiere of his movie `War Horse' in UK.

His British cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson, David Thewlis and newcomer Jeremy Irvine, also walked the red carpet at the Odeon Leicester Square alongside 600 serving and ex-military personnel.


Will-Kat to meet Steven Spielberg?

Will-Kat to meet Steven Spielberg?London, Dec 28 - Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton are likely to meet filmmaker Steven Spielberg before the premiere of his new film "War Horse".

According to Nypost. com, the British royals will greet the director, as well as members of the cast, Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddleston and Emily Watson, before the movie's premiere Jan 8 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.


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