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George Lucas's Lack of Faith in 'Star Wars' Earned Steven Spielberg $40M

news.moviefone.com – It's obvious that George Lucas made a ton off money off of "Star Wars." But it turns out, it made Steven Spielberg pretty rich, too, thanks to a bet the two made before the release of the 1977 sci-fi blockbuster. In an old interview with Turner Classic Movies that's currently making the rounds, Spielberg revealed that the two filmmakers -- and longtime friends -- made the wager precisely because Lucas didn't think his film would be a successful. 2 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Spielberg Remake of West Side Story…Really?

hollywood-elsewhere.com – Remaking West Side Story for the screen is a bad enough idea on its own. The original Oscar-winning 1961 original is easily accessible, and with more and more of the viewing today happening on big-screen TVs who needs to see a new musical version in a megaplex when the old one will more or less suffice? 6 weeks 30 min ago via brucelee
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Fox Revives ‘West Side Story’ For Steven Spielberg As Town Ponders Stacey Snider Move And DreamWorks’ Future

deadline.com – ANALYSIS: Even though the Robert Wise original musical West Side Story is about as sacred a cow movie as you are going to find, Fox has unlocked that movie title for a remake specifically because Steven Spielberg is interested in making it. No writer has been set yet and Spielberg hasn’t done anything more than register his interest, which traditionally has always been enough to get a studio hot and bothered. 6 weeks 4 hours ago via brucelee

Steve Zaillian Dusting Off Trumbo's 'Montezuma' Script; Steven Spielberg Circling to Direct

9:00 PM 1/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
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The multi-hyphenate Steve Zaillian is dusting off Dalton Trumbo's fifty-year-old Montezuma script for DreamWorks, according to Deadline. He will rewrite the script and is producing the project with Steven Spielberg, who is eyeing to direct.
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Steve Zaillian Writing, Producing 'Montezuma' for Steven Spielberg to Direct

feedproxy.google.com – Javier Bardem is circling the role of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes in the DreamWorks project.Steve Zaillian has come aboard to rewrite and produce Montezuma, one of Hollywood’s fabled projects that Steven Spielberg hopes to direct, THR has confirmed. Montezuma is now set up at DreamWorks and Javier Bardem has expressed interest in starring as the Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernan Cortes, the man who caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. 14 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem, Steve Zaillian Circle Montezuma-Cortez Epic From Script By Blacklisted Writer Dalton Trumbo

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: One of the most compelling movie questions coming into 2014 is, what film will Steven Spielberg direct? I don’t know if this is next or far down the line, but here is a tantalizing possibility: I’m told that he has his sights on Montezuma, an epic tale of the kinship and ultimately the bloody collision between Montezuma and Cortez as the latter led the Spanish infiltration into Mexico. 14 weeks 2 days ago via jetli

New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Two to Three Years Away

5:24 PM 12/13/2013 by Binh Ngo
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A new Indiana Jones movie is at least two to three years away Disney Studio Chief Alan Horn said at Variety's Dealmakers Breakfast on Friday. Apparently, it is not as simple as having Indy retrieve something in suitcase from the Nazis, an actual story is needed. "We don't have a story.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg & Steven Spielberg Donate $10M Each To Academy Museum

deadline.com – The donation by the DreamWorks Animation CEO and the Oscar winning director to the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will see the main lobbies of the facility named after their families. Here’s the release from the Academy: Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 21 weeks 22 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Steven Spielberg takes responsibility for nuking the fridge in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

joblo.com – People love to hate on George Lucas for multiple reasons. It could be the Greedo shoots first scene in the Special Edition or the prequels as a whole or even the infamous nuke the fridge scene in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. But, someone is defending Lucas on that final one and is taking responsibility themselves.

25 weeks 1 hour ago via brucelee
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DreamWorks, Fuji Complete "Like Father" Remake Deal

variety.com – “Like Father, Like Son,” the Japanese child swap drama that premiered in competition in Cannes has been licensed by DreamWorks SKG for English-language remake. 28 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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