“I’ve been looking to do a movie like this for a long time,” Eli Roth told io9 in Los Angeles recently. Thanks to films like Hostel and Cabin Fever, the director’s name has long been synonymous with gory, intense, R-rated horror. That’s why seeing his name on the PG-rated family film The House With a Clock in Its Walls…
Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its plans to backtrack on introducing the new “Best Popular Film” category after the internet, and a good chunk of Hollywood, exploded in a fit of bemused rage over the implications of the addition.
Being one of the biggest directors ever brings with it a lot of power. There are a lot of ways to use that power. Fortunately, Steven Spielberg has opted to use that power to help good actors get good roles and, apparently, save cult classic film franchises.
Ready Player One was either a fantastic tribute to nerd culture or an annoying slog filled with nostalgic pandering, it really depends on who you ask. But what usually isn’t up for debate—with a few exceptions—is how cool that whole The Shining sequence was. For many fans, it was an exciting tribute to a classic film.…
There are some great, great posters out there for Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. But really, nothing can touch the original. Roger Kastel’s iconic, terrifying image of a giant shark about to eat a swimmer has captivated the world since 1975, and continues to be the most recognizable (and sought after) image of the film.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently scheduled for release July 10, 2020—but it seems like that’s about to change.
Microsoft announced Steven Spielberg’s involvement in a live-action adaptation of its legendary shooter franchise Halo back in 2013—and now, there’s finally some new news on the series. And of course, as ever with Halo, there’s a familiar fight to finish.
The last few trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom have hinted at it, but this new featurette states it plainly: With this sequel, the team behind the iconic franchise hopes to change everything.
Steven Spielberg is the director of very profitable movie and shameless gamer nostalgia cash-in Ready Player One, which is mostly set in virtual reality. While doing an international press tour for the movie, he also allegedly told Japanese news agency Kyodo that his favorite VR experience was playing Mario... on, uh,…
Warner Bros.’ DC comics movie announcements are getting crazy.
Whether you loved or hated Ready Player One, odds are you were still amazed by the second challenge—yes, that scene—even if it’s just wondering how the hell director Steven Spielberg pulled off something so impossible. Now we know.
In 1982, two years before the book was even published, Universal Pictures bought the rights to Stephen King’s The Talisman for Steven Spielberg to make into a movie. In the 36 years since, nothing has happened with it. But, according to the director, that may finally be about to change.
When Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters in 2020, Harrison Ford will be almost 80 years old. Obviously, it’s past time to pass the fedora, and Steven Spielberg has seemingly suggested that could happen across gender lines.
Jurassic Park would not have been the same without Jeff Goldblum’s iconic performance as Dr. Ian Malcolm, chaos theory advocate and black leather enthusiast. But though Malcolm’s a character from the pages of Michael Crichton’s source novel, he almost didn’t make it into the film.
Ready Player One was a very divisive book and now it’s a very divisive movie. io9 is no exception. While my colleagues Beth and Evan didn’t care for it, I’m a fan of Ernest Cline’s love letter to pop culture, although I fully admit it has problems. So I was excited that Steven Spielberg would helm the movie…
Steven Spielberg has tapped into the geeky Venn diagram with Ready Player One, paying tribute to both wider nerd culture and gaming specifically. Does it do a good job, or come across as pandering? Now that opening weekend has come and gone, io9's Beth Elderkin and Kotaku’s Gita Jackson are diving into the OASIS in…
The man who first ventured into Jurassic World will return to it for the trilogy’s end.
The history of motion pictures is full of iconic lines. Some folks, frankly, don’t give a damn. Others remark on how life, uh, finds a way. Then, there’s this gem from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which will go down as the greatest grouping of words ever uttered on the big screen: “A fanboy knows a hater.”
Adapting a book into a movie is never easy, and Ready Player One was no different. Producer Dan Farah first secured the rights to Ernie Cline’s novel back in 2010, a year before the book was even published, and brought it to Warner Bros. Their, the producers immediately realized they had a massive problem—literally.
You might have missed it, basking in the glow of entertaining masterpieces like Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T., but Steven Spielberg, the architect of your childhood, is old. The director turned 71 in December and that does not, by itself, indicate he is old. Jane Fonda, for example, is 80-something and talks about…