Steven Spielberg Considering Remake of the Classic 'West Side Story'
After remake disasters like RoboCop and Total Recall, we're pretty jaded by the prospect of remaking iconic films from the past. However, what if a remake of a revered classic film was put into the hands of one of the most iconic filmmakers of all time? Deadline reports that just might happen as Fox is currently in the midst of putting together a remake of the classic musical West Side Story, but only because director Steven Spielberg is eyeing the project. At this point it's very early in development since there isn't even a writer involved yet, and Spielberg has only expressed his interest in potentially making this a future project of his.
If you haven't seen West Side Story, here's a taste of the classic musical:
Fox must really want to make something work with Spielberg after Robopocalypse was pushed back to polish the script and make sure the film was ready to go in front of cameras. This news comes from a lengthier Deadline piece about the business side of Spielberg's work with DreamWorks, Amblin, Paramount and more, so there's not much more to say. Remaking a classic like this is difficult territory, but if there's any director who could make a coming of age musical romance interesting, it's Spielberg. That would be something remarkably different for director best known for sci-fi, action adventures and historical dramas.