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Steven Spielberg talks Lincoln, says it's not a political film

09.20.2011
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We haven't seen much from Steven Spielberg directing-wise for a stretch, but with WAR HORSE, TINTIN and LINCOLN upcoming, we're about to get more of the director than we can handle.

Spielberg spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about the project, and had some new relevant info about the date and content of LINCOLN.

"Lincoln not a battlefield movie. There are battles in it, and being in Virginia, we have access to those historic battlefields. It is really a movie about the great work Abraham Lincoln did in the last months of his life. We’re basing it on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, ‘Team of Rivals,’ but we’re only focusing in on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life."

I'm not surprised it won't be action packed, as from what we've known it never seemed like that sort of film. In terms of the release date, Spielberg has a very specific time frame in mind.

"The movie will be purposely coming out AFTER next year’s election. I didn’t want it to become political fodder."

Probably a good idea considering how toxic our political climate is. He doesn't want to read headlines like "Spielberg blasts Republicans for straying from their roots with Lincoln biopic."

Extra Tidbit: Maybe he'll get back to sci-fi after this and WAR HORSE are out of his system.

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3:53PM on 09/20/2011
This and War Horse are the movies I'm really excited for, and not Tintin. I really hope it's the great dramatic Spielberg in full form

But I also hope Robopocalypse is still on, since sci-fi Spielberg is still my favorite
This and War Horse are the movies I'm really excited for, and not Tintin. I really hope it's the great dramatic Spielberg in full form

But I also hope Robopocalypse is still on, since sci-fi Spielberg is still my favorite
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3:44PM on 09/20/2011
The real news story should be about how Spielberg, Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Terrence Malick, and Woody Allen have clearly found the pool from Cocoon.

Anyways, I think Lincoln will be the best of his 3 projects. Daniel Day Lewis + Tommy Lee Jones + JGL + Spielberg??? Sold.
The real news story should be about how Spielberg, Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Terrence Malick, and Woody Allen have clearly found the pool from Cocoon.

Anyways, I think Lincoln will be the best of his 3 projects. Daniel Day Lewis + Tommy Lee Jones + JGL + Spielberg??? Sold.
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3:33PM on 09/20/2011

He is going back to Sci-Fi...

His confirmed next project is "Robopocalypse." Not exactly what I'd hoped his next would be, but... I'll take any Spielberg over no Spielberg.
His confirmed next project is "Robopocalypse." Not exactly what I'd hoped his next would be, but... I'll take any Spielberg over no Spielberg.
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