Release dates for Spielberg's new films confirmed

News Simon Brew
17 Jun 2014 - 06:42

The BFG and Steven Spielberg's thus far untitled Cold War spy thriller now have release dates...

Ever since he directed Jurassic Park and Schindler's List back to back, Steven Spielberg has had periods where he's directed films in clumps. Most notably, he did The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad and Saving Private Ryan pretty much back to back, pocketing an Oscar for the last of those three.

A few years later, he then went from A.I. to Minority Report to Catch Me If You Can, and in 2005 from War Of The Worlds to Munich. More recently, he shot War Horse and Lincoln without too much of a gap between them.

Now? He's set up a new pair of projects, and he's diving straight in, one after the other. The first is his thus-far untitled Cold War thriller, which is set to reunite him with Tom Hanks. The Coen brothers have penned the screenplay. That one's due in cinemas on October 16th 2015.

And then, being readied for summer 2016 is his film of Roald Dahl's wonderful The BFG. That's been given a release date of July 1st 2016, putting it nicely head to head with the Angry Birds movie and Independence Day 2. Our guess? Expect one of those three films to move date.

More on both projects as we hear it. Expect Mr Spielberg to be unable to take many calls for the foreseeable future...

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