Spielberg’s got some good projects coming up in the next few years, it seems like he’s always working on something, even if it’s not directing, he’s usually producing multiple films a year.
His most current project is The BFG, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s story. The screenplay was written by Melissa Mathison, who wrote E.T. for Spielberg in the 80’s, so it’ll definitely have that Spielberg childhood magic. It comes out July 1st.
His next project will be an adaptation of the novel Ready Player One, a sci-fi adventure written by Ernest Cline. Production is set to start this spring, with a release in 2018. It’ll be great to see Spielberg back in the sci-fi genre, where he belongs!
Another genre that Spielberg is always great in, and has pretty much defined, is the adventure genre, and he’ll be back to that in 2019 with Indiana Jones 5. Let’s hope there are no aliens! At least we have Harrison Ford still.
After that, it’s not too clear what he’ll be working on next. There are a few rumors floating around that he’ll be doing an adaptation of American photojournalist Lynsey Addario’s memoir, It’s What I Do, starring Jennifer Lawrence, hopefully.
A few years ago he was supposed to direct an adaptation of Robopocalypse, which would have been awesome, but right before they were about to start he shut it down, who knows why, but maybe he’ll pick it back up in a few years, that would be amazing!
He’s expressed interest in a few others as well, as he bought the rights to the novel Chocky, about a boy with an imaginary friend.
He also stated he’d be interested in A Steady Rain, which would be equally as awesome. It’s a play loosely based on the Jeffrey Dahmer case, about the two police officers who returned a young boy to him thinking he was Dahmer’s nephew, who actually turned into his last victim, and now the police officers have to figure out who’s to blame, sounds intense!
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton has been considered, as well as The 39 Clues novel series and a remake of When Worlds Collide.
So let’s hope a lot of these projects come to fruition, because they all sound great and I’d love to see them on the big screen!
Which ones are you most excited about?