Thursday, July 30, 2009

Intel: Spielberg to Direct MATT HELM?

Will Steven Spielberg direct Matt Helm next? Maybe, according to a report in Variety:
Spielberg is seriously considering a film that DreamWorks developed for several years before leaving it behind at Paramount as part of the divorce settlement between the two companies. But the question of whether Spielberg will direct involves a series of complex issues that touch on the relationship between Paramount and DreamWorks, and the latter studio's new finance partner, Reliance.

Spielberg's camp said he is attached to produce, but it's unclear if he's going to direct. Clearly, Spielberg is excited about the project again after the rewrite that Paul Attanasio delivered last week.

The full article can be found here.

1 comment:

Jason Whiton said...

I'd love to see that happen. I think Spielberg could capture the fun and excitement without falling into the parody/spoof rut that other directors would probably fall into. I think he could make it fantastic without being silly. Imagine Minority Report with that Helm touch of flair.