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I Gotta See a Man About His Boy and His Horse

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 4, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 4, 2010 |

In the last year or so, Steven Spielberg has been attached to more films than a projector reel. Among the films he’s considered as his follow-up to The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which is now in post-production, are (among others):

  • An Abraham Lincoln biopic

  • A George Gershwin biopic with Zachary Quinto in the lead

  • A Martin Luther King Biopic

  • A movie about the trial of the Chicago 7

  • A remake of Harvey

  • Interstellar, an exploration of physicist Kip Thorne’s theories of gravity fields, wormholes, and several hypotheses

  • The 39 Clues, about the globe-trotting adventures of a powerful and mysterious family known as the Cahills

  • Indiana Jones 5

    Spielberg has finally landed on his next project, You’d imagine if he passed up all the above opportunities, the project he chose is going to be huge, right? Spectacularly so, huh?

    Not so much. Spielberg’s next film will be War Horse, the adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo novel about a boy and his horse. It’s set against the “sweeping backdrop of The Great War” and the storyline “charts the extraordinary friendship between a boy and a horse who are separates but whose fates continue to intertwine over the course of World Word I.”

    A boy and his horse movie? I think I’d just as soon see the further degradation of the Indiana Jones franchise.

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