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Aug. 27, 2009by: Tony Lang

Steven The Magnificient

Feels like almost every week we report a Spielberg story that translates into further pushing back that Lincoln bio he's been taunting us for a long time now. At this rate Liam Neeson will have time to do 3 or 4 TAKEN sequels. Although I really dig that film. Hmm...

Spielberg and Dreamworks have acquired the rights to a yet-unpublished novel from the late Michael Crichton called PIRATES LATITUDE, about "a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, one of the world's richest and most notorious cities in 1665, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure." Crichton's posthumous book will be on store shelves November 24th.

JURASSIC PARK scribe David Koepp has been tapped to adapt the author once again, with Spielberg producing and apparently interested for more. "Anything that Michael wrote, Steven would be keenly interested to read,", said Dreamworks exec Stacey Snider to USA Today. "It turns out Steven always wanted to direct his own pirate film." Sounds like there's always something more the man "always wanted to direct". Focus, Stevie, focus!

Extra Tidbit: Spielberg and pirates: Interesting Concept or Who Cares?
Source: USA Today

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9:56AM on 08/28/2009
Is it just me or is Spielberg becoming less relevant these days? His last couple movies just haven't been all that spectacular. I think he peaked in his Jurassic park/Saving Private Ryan days, and should now throw in the towel as a director. Even his latest produced films have been sub-par.
Is it just me or is Spielberg becoming less relevant these days? His last couple movies just haven't been all that spectacular. I think he peaked in his Jurassic park/Saving Private Ryan days, and should now throw in the towel as a director. Even his latest produced films have been sub-par.
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7:02PM on 08/27/2009
Not David Koepp again. -groans-
Not David Koepp again. -groans-
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6:59PM on 08/27/2009
At this point, I don't give a suck fuck what Spielberg is doing. I lost respect for the man once he started putting his hand in everybody's pockets.
At this point, I don't give a suck fuck what Spielberg is doing. I lost respect for the man once he started putting his hand in everybody's pockets.
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4:02PM on 08/27/2009
man for a second i thought spielberg is going to do pirates of the carribean 4 and got a half chub. this im just meh about
man for a second i thought spielberg is going to do pirates of the carribean 4 and got a half chub. this im just meh about
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12:56PM on 08/27/2009
This just sounds like another POTC to me! I saw what he did with the last Indiana Movie and reading about how he wants to do a pirate film makes me think "Hmm how is he going to put Aliens in this movie?"
This just sounds like another POTC to me! I saw what he did with the last Indiana Movie and reading about how he wants to do a pirate film makes me think "Hmm how is he going to put Aliens in this movie?"
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5:44PM on 08/27/2009
If I remember correctly it was Lucas, that pushed for the alien stuff in Indy 4.
If I remember correctly it was Lucas, that pushed for the alien stuff in Indy 4.
12:31PM on 08/27/2009
Sounds cool to me, I've been anxious for him to bring back his fun action flicks, although Indy 4 doesn't count.
Sounds cool to me, I've been anxious for him to bring back his fun action flicks, although Indy 4 doesn't count.
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12:24PM on 08/27/2009
Sound great to me, but more importantly... when are they gonna air THE PACIFIC, that Band of Brothers spin-off that's been in production for like 3 years now. Still waiting.
Sound great to me, but more importantly... when are they gonna air THE PACIFIC, that Band of Brothers spin-off that's been in production for like 3 years now. Still waiting.
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5:30PM on 08/27/2009
March, I believe. They've been showing trailers for it on HBO.
March, I believe. They've been showing trailers for it on HBO.
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12:01PM on 08/27/2009
Michael Chrichton is and was an incredible author, and Speilberg makes his books into great movies. So I'm cool with this
Michael Chrichton is and was an incredible author, and Speilberg makes his books into great movies. So I'm cool with this
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10:36AM on 08/27/2009
Who cares...I'm pirated out right now.
Who cares...I'm pirated out right now.
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9:50AM on 08/27/2009
Where's my Jurassic Park 4?
Where's my Jurassic Park 4?
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9:04AM on 08/27/2009
he was actually in line to direct POTC, and he wanted steve martin as jack sparrow
he was actually in line to direct POTC, and he wanted steve martin as jack sparrow
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8:53AM on 08/27/2009

interesting...

Say this about Spielberg- He's got a LOT of cache under his belt. He definitely has the imagination to pull it off.
Say this about Spielberg- He's got a LOT of cache under his belt. He definitely has the imagination to pull it off.
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8:24AM on 08/27/2009
Sounds like a great movie for Spielberg based on the story
Sounds like a great movie for Spielberg based on the story
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8:23AM on 08/27/2009

Hook

Didn't he already do pirates with Hook. Different kind of pirate than this I suppose.
Didn't he already do pirates with Hook. Different kind of pirate than this I suppose.
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9:43AM on 08/27/2009
Didn't you do a post like this before. Different kind of post than this I suppose.
Didn't you do a post like this before. Different kind of post than this I suppose.
8:22AM on 08/27/2009

Hook

Didn't he already do pirates with Hook. Different kind of pirate than this I suppose.
Didn't he already do pirates with Hook. Different kind of pirate than this I suppose.
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8:22AM on 08/27/2009
Opps...I guess HoyleHaw and I were posting at the same time.
Opps...I guess HoyleHaw and I were posting at the same time.
8:21AM on 08/27/2009
I guess "Hook" doesn't count?
I guess "Hook" doesn't count?
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8:09AM on 08/27/2009
I'm gonna go with "who cares" on this one. I'm all pirated-out.
I'm gonna go with "who cares" on this one. I'm all pirated-out.
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