It’s Official: Steven Spielberg is Remaking ’West Side Story’

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  1. JozefK

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  2. SimonSaysCake

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    Et tu Spielberg? Tsk tsk.

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  3. CraigBic

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    He's always wanted to do a musical, should be interesting to see.
     
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  4. Bubbamike

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    ¿Porque?
     
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  5. PaulKTF

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    Hey, why not? If it's good, it's good. If it's awful, well... the 1961 movie will always be there.
     
  6. Ghostworld

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    Jets vs Sharks ? I really hope we’re not updating the involve the groups to make it more contemporary. That would just be awful.
     
  7. Vidiot

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    So far, he's never done a musical, never done a western, and never done a real comedy (and 1941 doesn't exactly count).
     
  8. CraigBic

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    And? I said he always wanted to do one not that he has done many, he said so in an interview, several interviews.
     
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    One of my top favorite films of all time. Such a brilliant score and setting. There’s a few things wrong with it but it’s magnificent to me.
    A remake seems a poor idea but I’ll talk myself down from the ledge.
     
  10. Vidiot

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    I'm just saying there's quite a few films Spielberg has yet to do, despite having made films for more than 45 years. It's interesting that in the last 10 years, he's had about a dozen film projects get cancelled for various reasons. And he's been forced to do some projects (like the recent The Post) that had to be financed by 5 or 6 different studios and distributors in order to raise the money. Even Spielberg is not at a level where he can make any film he wants to.
     
  11. CraigBic

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    And I'm just saying this is something he's wanted to do for a while because that's literally what he said.
    He wasn't forced to do The Post, what gave you that idea? The reason he hasn't done a Musical isn't that no one has let him it's that he hasn't gotten around to it yet.
    No one tells Steven Spielberg what to make, often what happens is someone will pass him a script and he'll decide if he wants to do it or not. He was the guy who started Interstellar and the one who hired Johnathan Nolan to write it but it went to Christopher Nolan when he stepped off to make other things. Presumably Lincoln, War Horse and Tin Tin.
    I don't recall him ever saying he wants to do a western,
     
  12. PaulKTF

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    "Meh, the Sharks still look fake..."

    :)
     
  13. JozefK

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    I am willing to bet there is at least one change that will be made. However to comment in any more detail would get my post banned, and perhaps the entire thread.
     
  14. PaulKTF

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    It will be a musical, right? I just hope the arrangements are good and as catchy and memorable as the ones from the musical and 1961 movie.
     
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    IIRC, a lot of lyrics will have to be changed.
     
  16. PaulKTF

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    I hope they cast it with no-name actors instead of a bunch of pop stars or well-known actors.
     
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  17. Bender Rodriguez

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    When you're a Crip you're a Crip all the way, from you're first cigarette to your last dying day!
     
  18. The Panda

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    <sigh> yeah. Calling Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande.
     
  19. PaulKTF

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    Yeah, I know... :)
     
  20. Jeff Kent

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    Call me curious...
     
  21. rjp

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    i didn't really like the original, too unreal if you will.
     
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  22. Jeff Kent

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    I tend to agree, it was more like the Broadway show adapted directly to the screen. That allows for Spielberg to do a more realistic version. That said I hope he keeps the original setting and time period.
     
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  23. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    ...and hopefully no singing dinosaurs or aliens. :whistle:
     
  24. PaulKTF

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    "When you're a T-Rex, you're a Rex all the way..."

    Spielberg actually did a musical with dinosaurs already, believe it or not.

     
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