Steven Spielberg is seeking to the Sixties for inspiration for a brand new challenge. The filmmaker is growing a movie primarily based on the Steve McQueen character Frank Bullitt, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The movie wouldn’t be a remake of the 1968 movie Bullitt, however fairly an authentic tackle the character. Deadline first reported the information of the challenge, which Spielberg would direct for Warner Bros., the place the rights reside. Spielberg would additionally produce with Kristie Macosko Krieger. Josh Singer, who penned Spielberg’s The Post, would write the script. No offers are but in place for the challenge, which might be government produced by the late McQueen’s son, Chad, and granddaughter Molly McQueen. It just isn’t anticipated to be the subsequent challenge Spielberg would direct.
Bullitt starred McQueen as a San Francisco police lieutenant tasked with defending a Chicago gangster scheduled to testify towards the mob. When the witness is murdered, Bullitt is about on a path to trace down the killers. The movie earned two Oscar nominations and featured a head-turning, 11-minute automobile chase sequence. It would go on to turn into one in every of McQueen’s extra enduring roles.
Spielberg is at the moment within the Oscar race for West Side Story, which landed seven nominations, together with finest director and finest image. He subsequent has the semi-autobiographical movie The Fablemans is due in theaters on Thanksgiving of this 12 months. The Fablemans is loosely primarily based on the filmmaker’s adolescence and stars Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano and Gabriel LaBelle.