A reimagining of the classic 1968 crime thriller Bullitt is said to be next on Steven Spielberg’s slate.
What next for Steven Spielberg? The veteran director really has done it all, and attempting to divine his next project from the intimidatingly-long list of optioned projects on Spielberg’s IMDb profile seems like something of a mug’s game. Still, World of Reel is claiming to have some inside knowledge on how Spielberg plans to follow up on The Fabelmans – and if true, it could be quite the project.
The outlet is stating that the last it heard (that being back in the summer of this year), Spielberg’s next project was a reimagining of the beloved 1968 Steve McQueen film, Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates. The project is described as a ‘reboot’ rather than a remake because it is described as using ‘the classic character’ embodied by McQueen – that being Lieutenant Frank Bullitt – but using an ‘entirely different story’.
Time will tell if this proves to be accurate, but the thought of it alone is pretty exciting. Imagining Spielberg’s take on the shadowy streets of San Francisco, the film’s laconic protagonist (said to be played by Bradley Cooper) and yes, that iconic muscle car chase sequence all sounds pretty enticing.
Whether it proves to be more than just a rumour remains to be seen, but we’ll let you know more as we hear it.
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