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29 September 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Spielberg's Future Projects News

In the new issue of Empire, out today, we have an exclusive interview with Steven Spielberg on the subject of The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn*. But while we were chatting to the former Empire editor and uber-director, we asked a little about two of his future projects, Lincoln and Robopocalypse.

Of the Presidential biopic, this is what Spielberg had to say: "We start shooting in October. Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team Of Rivals is much too big a book to be a movie, so the Lincoln story only takes place in the last few months of his Presidency and life. I was interested in how he ended the war through all the efforts of his generals...but more importantly how he passed the 13th Amendment into constitutional law. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war powers act and could have been struck down by any court after the war ended...But what permanently ended slavery was the very close vote in the House of Representatives over the 13th Amendment - that story I'm excited to tell."

But how will he tell it? Is this Amistad 2? "Amistad is much more visual than Lincoln is going to be. It feels very much like a procedural. It shows Lincoln at work, not just Lincoln standing around posing for the history books...arguably the greatest working President in American history doing some of the greatest work for the world."

For more on working with Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe, pick up the new issue of Empire.

And what about the none-more-contrasting Robopocalypse? How's that shaping up? "It reminded me of Michael Crichton. I'm in pre-production on it right now. I'm hoping to start shooting the picture some time in '12. I don't exactly know when, hopefully some time this summer, for a '13 release."

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn is out on October 26, and you can read all about it in the new issue of Empire, out today! 

*And for that matter, we interviewed the rest of the cast as well, including Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell and Peter Jackson.


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Oh, and War of the Worlds sucked balls big time as well! More

Posted by gquinn at 18:25 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

hit and miss
You can't say thet Raiders, Jaws, Schindler's List or Munich are movies of average quality. The Termainal and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull did suck balls big time however...Like most directors with such long careers, he's made a lot of quality films and a lot of crap ones More

Posted by gquinn at 18:22 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The greatest
L: leroythemasochist All the people who live in the past and say he should've stopped in the early 80s just need to grow up. Thank god there are popular film makers like him with his film knowledge. Also, just bugger off people, he makes the best movies and you people know nothing about what's great. Go and read Sight And Sound! sp; Glad to see you have an open mind about these things and value other's input.   More

Posted by JIm R at 13:23 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
L: Rgirvan44 L: JIm R L: shool Yeah! Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the sun, Catch me if you can, Munich. all rubbish films [/quote] never said they were ruhe man made Jaws, Jim. Jawshis. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 12:25 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

The greatest
All the people who live in the past and say he should've stopped in the early 80s just need to grow up. Thank god there are popular film makers like him with his film knowledge. Also, just bugger off people, he makes the best movies and you people know nothing about what's great. Go and read Sight And Sound! More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 07:20 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

Elitism causes a lot of film fans to discount that which is popular; popular names like Spielberg will be spat at in favour of the lesser known, the art house- the often pretentious. Ultimately it comes down to this: when you're relaxing at home and you want to be entertained and not insulted, do you watch Jaws or Lars Von Trier's Antichrist? If you say the latter, you're either a film student, a serial killer or a fucking liar. I like to have my horizons broadened, I like to be educated but I a More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 23:35 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

Yesterday's legend...
Should've retired circa 1982 More

Posted by The Watcher at 23:16 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
Jaws is an excellent film no doubt chaps, I am a fan, I have many of his works and books of his works I just think people tend to go overboard when praising him. More

Posted by JIm R at 21:22 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
I don't really understand the complaints about a director being (slash not being) 'fawned over' and thus unappreciated. I mean, even if a director you like isn't getting Spielberg-esque dues it doesn't stop you from checking out his work and liking it yourself. It's not neccesary for a director you like to be loved amongst the masses. (In fact I actively discourage it). Also, Spielberg is good. More

Posted by Piles at 21:16 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
L: JIm R L: Rgirvan44 L: JIm R L: shool Yeah! Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the sun, Catch me if you can, Munich. all rubbish films [/quote] never said they were ruhe man made Jaws, Jim. Jawsnd...... [/quote] And Jaws More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 21:12 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg's Future Projects News
I'm not sure how much you can knock a man who pretty much invented the blockbuster event movie, was the box office king of all time (until James Cameron created & exploited the 3D goldmineho has had a remarkably diverse body of work under his belt.  Sure, with the amount of films he's directed/produced there are bound to be a few duds (especially when he only produced them - can't blame it all on him), but surely not enough to warrant a full on backlash? More

Posted by Super Hans at 21:08 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
L: Rgirvan44 L: JIm R L: shool Yeah! Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the sun, Catch me if you can, Munich. all rubbish films [/quote] never said they were ruhe man made Jaws, Jim. Jawsnd...... More

Posted by JIm R at 21:06 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
L: JIm R L: shool Yeah! Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the sun, Catch me if you can, Munich. all rubbish films [/quote] never said they were ruhe man made Jaws, Jim. Jaws More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 20:44 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

Terrible title for a film
Robopocalypse!? It sounds like something a kid has made up alongside crayon drawings of robots. Spielberg usually delivers the goods however so anything he directs i'm in. More

Posted by lelandmeeks at 20:17 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
L: shool Yeah! Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the sun, Catch me if you can, Munich. all rubbish films [/quote] never said they were ru More

Posted by JIm R at 20:03 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg's Future Projects News
I like Spielberg's past films as much as anyone else but if I'm honest his name doesn't draw me to the cinema as it might have before. I saw the trailers for TinTin and War Horse and I don't think I'd even add them to my Lovefilm rental list unless the reviews were insanely over the top. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 19:48 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

What's Marc Almond doing on the front cover? More

Posted by mikedavies81 at 19:12 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

being steven spielberg
in a being john malkovich style film uwe boll during a boxing match goes inside spielbergs head and discovers why he loves aliens so much and how indy and the crystal skull came to be made More

Posted by niallg77 at 12:34 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

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But still all of you f+++ers watch his movies... More

Posted by badshark at 12:11 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
Complete idiots who appear to know nothing about quality film making!! I bet they are drooling at the next Jackie Chan movie!!!!! More

Posted by Albion51 at 11:55 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
Yeah! Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the sun, Catch me if you can, Munich. all rubbish films p; More

Posted by shool at 11:18 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who Cares?
to that man's point of viewsp; Most overated director that ever lived. More

Posted by JIm R at 10:47 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

Who Cares?
He makes movies of average quality and is the producer of the worst movies known to man. More

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