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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So where's Roboapocalypse?

After reading the first sentence I thought that Spielberg will make a new "Doom" movie.

That was cancelled ages ago, he said that big sci-fi blockbusters didnt interest him anymore.

No, he only executive produceses them: Transformers, Men in Black, Jurassic World, etc. And on TV: Terra Nova, Falling Skies, Under the Dome, Extant, etc.

I didn't know he was directing BFG! Good news indeed, however the Cosgrove Hall version will take some beating even if the mighty beard of cinema is in the driving seat.

Wait, Spielberg is directing a Coen's script? Wow that'll be weird.
Also is there a petition for David Jason to voice The BFG? There should be!

There's an Angry Birds movie? Is it about the feminist movement?

It hasn't been outright cancelled, it was merely put on the back-burner for a little while. Check out danielhwilson[dot]com (trying to evade anti-URL bots) and scroll about halfway down the page for the latest news of its status.

Also, yesterday on the Variety website it states that Spielberg is still considering directing 'Robopocalypse' and 'Montezuma', so the project is not dead yet.

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