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Spielberg on Lincoln

Sep. 15, 2009by:

Lincoln goes Gettho

Spielberg FINALLY addressed his long-promised Lincoln bio, one that if/when it ever comes to be should feature Liam Neeson under the beard and top hat. Sadly though, he didn't announce a production schedule for the film so the wait continues, but judging by his remarks he still very much intends to make that darn film sooner or later.

The mention came regarding another Lincoln-based film being mounted these days by Robert Redford, THE CONSPIRATORS which will see Robin Wright Penn and James McAvoy tackle a trial that followed the man's assassination.

Spielberg expressed eagerness toward Redford's project, telling Variety "We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our Dreamworks Lincoln movie will be, and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible." Notice the "our movie" reference in his comments? I take that as a definitive confirmation the project is far from abandoned. And I agree the two might make a great complement to one-another.

Extra Tidbit: Can't remember the last time I was genuinely excited about a Spielberg movie. Even though I did enjoy THE TERMINAL and CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, I just don't get worked up about him anymore. Save for Lincoln, but...
Source: Variety

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6:36PM on 09/15/2009
So what happens if Redford's film bombs?

It always surprises me that someone like Steven Spielberg can struggle to get budget's approved. Just give him every dollar he's asking for and he'll deliver a good/great film that will most likely be a box office success
So what happens if Redford's film bombs?

It always surprises me that someone like Steven Spielberg can struggle to get budget's approved. Just give him every dollar he's asking for and he'll deliver a good/great film that will most likely be a box office success
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2:35PM on 09/15/2009

Good

Very excited about this movie. As an adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, however, I'm nervous. Lincoln almost has too much to cover in a film
Very excited about this movie. As an adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, however, I'm nervous. Lincoln almost has too much to cover in a film
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12:36PM on 09/15/2009
I've been excited for every Spielberg film I can remember/been alive to see in theaters EXCEPT The Terminal. I still gave it a chance. And wasn't impressed.
I've been excited for every Spielberg film I can remember/been alive to see in theaters EXCEPT The Terminal. I still gave it a chance. And wasn't impressed.
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10:35AM on 09/15/2009
"It is completely different from what our Dreamworks Lincoln movie will be."

Could the OUR mean he may no direct the film all of the sudden ?

That would be no good.
"It is completely different from what our Dreamworks Lincoln movie will be."

Could the OUR mean he may no direct the film all of the sudden ?

That would be no good.
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9:23AM on 09/15/2009
I was excited for Indiana Jones, but then I saw it...
I was excited for Indiana Jones, but then I saw it...
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9:15AM on 09/15/2009
Aside from the idea of Liam Neeson as Abe Lincoln, I was pretty stoked when "Munich" came out with that awesome trailer.
Aside from the idea of Liam Neeson as Abe Lincoln, I was pretty stoked when "Munich" came out with that awesome trailer.
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9:04AM on 09/15/2009

True to the story

I just wonder if Spielberg will have the balls enough to include the homosexual relationship Licoln had.
I just wonder if Spielberg will have the balls enough to include the homosexual relationship Licoln had.
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8:50AM on 09/15/2009

Minority Report

What about Minority Report. It was one of the best sci fi movies of all time.
What about Minority Report. It was one of the best sci fi movies of all time.
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3:30AM on 09/16/2009
Amen.
Amen.
8:24AM on 09/15/2009
What about Munich?
What about Munich?
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