Tony Kushner on Tackling ‘West Side Story’ With Steven Spielberg – The Hollywood Reporter – Screenplay News

Stephen Sondheim, who died Nov. 26 at 91, leaves us with a parting gift in the form of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, out Dec. 10. Sondheim wrote the lyrics for the landmark 1957 Broadway musical, which remain mostly untouched in the new adaptation, according to screenwriter Tony Kushner, a frequent Spielberg collaborator (Munich, Lincoln) who was tasked with updating West Side Story to contemporary sensibilities. Kushner, 65, spoke to THR two days before Sondheim’s passing about re-envisioning the classic…

Snow White: Greta Gerwig writes the screenplay while the cast … – Screenplay News

It’s a challenging project for Disney In the pantheon of classic Disney princesses, Snow White holds a special place. Inspired by the tale of the same name by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs it was the first animated film to hit theaters in 1937, inspiring directors like Orson Welles and Federico Fellini. As the critic of the New York Times Frank S Nugent in his 1930s review: If you miss it, you will miss the 10…

Dune Lands on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD This January

Embark on a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on December 3. The critically acclaimed film, which has garnered more than $350 million at the global box office, was directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the seminal bestselling novel of the same name written by Frank…