Steven Spielberg is at a crossroads. Once known as the king of blockbusters, Spielberg is now an arthouse indie filmmaker The Fabelmans he failed to make a billion dollars during his short career. After making a hit like Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Arkand Ready Player One (people tend to forget that the movie grossed more than $575 million in 2018), it has nowhere to go but disappear. You are alive. They may not all be successful—though perhaps people could see Fabelmans it had played in more than a thousand theaters and was not changed a month after its release.
However, Spielberg is not licking his wounds – he is looking for work. But, unfortunately, someone already took the lead Mare of Easttown. Appearing on stupid celebrities Irrational podcast (to The Playlist), Spielberg told co-stars Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett that he had a “passion for long stories”. “One day, I will direct a long series,” said Spielberg. “I mean, if someone would bring me Mare of EasttownI would do that. [Laughs] That was a very straightforward story.”
Not that they haven’t tried before. Spielberg, after that, began to direct the classic episodes of Columbus and Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. Later, he created shows for HBO, incl Band Of Brothers. On the podcast, Spielberg said he’s “ready to do it.” Lincoln as a six-hour series, but “no one believed.” For a young startup like Spielberg, who has only three Oscars and $10 billion in box office receipts to his name, he couldn’t prove the power of making the product. “I went around town, and everybody rejected me.”
“I was ready to make a deal with HBO to do it and expand it to six hours. Tony Kushner’s first script was 550 pages, so I had the goods! I had the material. I don’t know if I would have asked Daniel Day-Lewis to do six hours, but I was about to do that.
Even without six hours of Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln grossed over $275 million worldwide. It’s a good thing they went ahead as a movie because there’s a good chance HBO would have made the project without re-airing it.
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