[Movies] Steven Spielberg Considering a West Side Story Remake
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.05.2014
The 1961 classic may get a new version...
West Side Story is one of the classic Broadway and movie musicals. The 1961 film version was directed by Robert Wise and won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. And now it looks like it may get a new version, courtesy of Steven Spielberg. Deadline reports that the acclaimed director is considering a remake of the film as a directing project.
The film is a modern musical update of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet set in the 1950s gang scene of New York. It follows two star-crossed lovers named Tony and Maria. Spielberg's slate is currently clear, with Robopocalypse on an indefinite hold and American Sniper having been taken up by Clint Eastwood. That being said, he's only expressed interest at this point and nothing is in any way official.