In case you haven’t been able to get to the theater, we have the excellent teaser trailer for Super 8, the super-secret new film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Everything known about the film is right there in the trailer. This new Abrams project, which is not connected to Cloverfield as many have been quick to claim/wish for, is out in summer of 2011. Expect more details, gradually, as we get them.
HBO sent over the latest video for The Pacific, this one showing not only some great behing the scenes footage, but also featuring interviews with Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman, and Tony To. The Pacific is the long-awaited companion piece to the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Whereas the previous series focused on the European Theater of Operations during World War II, The Pacific gives us a view of what occurred in the Pacific Theater. Enjoy the video!
THE PACIFIC: The epic ten-part miniseries event tracks the intertwined journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. THE PACIFIC follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. The HBO Miniseries presentation of a Playtone and DreamWorks production is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producing team behind the Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.” Hanks and Goetzman also executive produced the HBO miniseries “John Adams,” which won a record-breaking 13 Emmys® in 2008. Debuts March 2010.
George Lucas told Fox News on Friday that there was “more than a strong possibility” that there would be a fifth “Indiana Jones” movie. In “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Lucas said that he and director Steven Spielberg have left the door open for a sequel.
He went on to say, “I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this, but I have an idea to make Shia [LeBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison [Ford] come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out.”
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” premieres on May 22nd.
Variety is reporting that Steven Spielberg’s personal interest in the Japanese manga/anime epic Ghost in the Shell is likely responsible for DreamWorks recent aquisition of the film rights to the property. Sony and Universal had also been in the running to nab the rights to the franchise. DreamWorks’ plans for Ghost involve releasing a feature length live-action 3D film.
Spielberg’s interest in the story made it a more prominent target for the studio and stated that “Ghost in the Shell’ is one of my favorite stories. It’s a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks.”
Read the original report over at Variety.
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