The White House Correspondents’ dinner took place on the 27th April and what occurred was something rather spectacular. In attendance were the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Michael Douglas and Steven Spielberg.
Following Bradley Cooper's departure from Jane Got A Gun to complete production on American Hustle, news arrives that the Hangover star has an even more lucrative role lined up once he completes David O. Russell's political drama.
Cooper will headline American Sniper, with none other than Steven Spielberg directing. Based on the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, an expert marksman who racked up the highest number of sniper kills in US military history.
Kubrick's Napoleon is one of the all-time great incomplete movies which has itself become the stuff of cinema legend. Stanley Kubrick spent years developing his biopic of Napoleon generating untold volumes of research in the process. However with estimated costs increasing at an alarming late, production was halted and the project never truly got off the ground.
For the last decade there have been two big, un-made Spielberg projects that followed the great director around with every new movie announced. One was Lincoln, which finally came to light and turned out incredibly well for him, and the other was a science fiction movie called Interstellar.
Spielberg appears to be too busy getting the troubled Robopocalyse to the big screen to make time for Interstellar, but another big-ticket director is stepping into The Beard's shoes, the clean-cut chin of Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan.
Daniel H Wilson's 2011 sci-fi novel, Robopocalypse, dazzled not just with its wit, invention and obvious love of the genre, but also, franky, how ripe it is for a film adaptation. It's no wonder Steven Spielberg snapped it up for himself.
I have long suspected that Daniel Day-Lewis was some manner of shape-shifter. It's really the only rational explanation I can find for one man being capable of physically and mentally transforming himself so completely into the roles he takes on.
The brand new trailer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln adds weight to that theory, as Day-Lewis has once again completely disappeared into the role of the Great Emancipator. The physical transformation is nothing short of remarkable (with basically no prosthetic additions, if this candid pic is to be believed) but what grabs me most is the voice...
Later this year, Paramount has the eagerly anticipated Indiana Jones Complete Adventure Box-Set coming out on Blu-ray. In preparation for the monumental event, the studio has decided to put Raiders of the Lost Ark back into cinemas.
Why’s this such big news? I hear you ask. Well, it’s only going to be in ruddy bloody IMAX!
Daniel Day-Lewis looks so modest and calm when accepting awards, but he wins them so often I assume it's easy to feel relaxed in that environment. The Daniel Day-Lewis you see on film always seems like an enigma, how can such a mild-mannered fellow create such a dominant screen presence?
That conundrum continues with this first look at Day-Lewis in character as the lead of Steven Spielberg's long-awaited Presidential biopic on Abraham Lincoln, succinctly titled Lincoln.
With production winding down on Lincoln, Steven Spielberg is looking ahead to future projects and first up is Robopocalypse with the director looking to cast Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, in the lead role.
Unless you’re a film critic for the Guardian newspaper, Tintin heralded a major return to form for Steven Spielberg with the spirited young journalist (hmm, he reminds me of someone, but I can’t quite place my finger on it) very much keeping up with the (Indiana) Joneses in terms of adventure and excitement.
It was no secret that The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn was to be the first instalment of a trilogy, based on Hergé’s comic book series, but the bearded godfather of the blockbuster has now revealed a few crumbs of information to Total Film about the production schedule for the sequel.