Steven Spielberg Hopes to Make Film with 'Hero' Director Zhang Yimou
Now that director Steven Spielberg has departed the adaptation of American Sniper, he doesn't have a project in his immediate future. And while there haven't been hints of what he might do next, the director recently voiced an interest in working with a talented filmmaker from China. Speaking with the China Daily newspaper (via The Guardian), Spielberg expressed an interest collaborating on a project with Hero and House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou. The Chinese filmmaker was just recently linked to Quasimodo, a new adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Josh Brolin in the lead. More below!
Spielberg, recollecting his past work in China, said, "I made Empire of the Sun in Shanghai in the 1980s and want to come back one day to make a movie in China. We would work together on an international film that could take place in China." Spielberg calls Yimou a "dear friend," and while there's no indicator of when these two might work together, the prospect is certainly enticing. In an interesting connection, Spielberg's Empire of the Sun starred Christian Bale, who recently starred in Yimou's film Flowers of War. So that should help you in the movie game sometime down the road.