Next Two Steven Spielberg Projects will be ‘The BFG’ and Untitled Cold War Film

– by Gig Patta

So what happened with “Robopocalypse” and “Montezuma?”

TheWrap is reported veteran director Steven Spielberg set aside those two projects for an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel “The BFG” and an untitled Cold War film with Tom Hanks attached.

A DreamWorks rep said the Cold War thriller is the next project to be shot in the fall. It is likely he will shoot “The BFG” after the Cold War film in 2015.

Hanks will play James Donovan, an attorney recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to negotiate the release of Gary Powers, a captured U-2 spy plane pilot that was shot down over the Soviet Union. The article also mentioned Hanks cleared his fall schedule to shoot this movie.

This will be the fourth collaboration between Hanks and Spielberg after “Saving Private Ryan, “Catch Me If You Can,” and “The Terminal.”

Matt Charman wrote the screenplay with Marc Platt producing the film.

For “The BFG,” it is an adaptation of the children’s novel about a friendly giant befriending an orphan girl. The script is written by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.”).

Now here’s hoping “Robopocalypse” and “Montezuma” will be back on Spielberg’s schedule.

Source: TheWrap

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