With “The Post” on the awards circuit and “Ready Player One” wrapping up production, filmmaker Steven Spielberg is turning his attention towards his ‘To Do’ list to look at potential next directorial efforts.
Deadline reports that both a fifth “Indiana Jones” and a remake of the classic 1961 musical “West Side Story” are hotly tipped to be his next films.
Spielberg has reportedly been considering Chris Pratt to star alongside Harrison Ford in the fifth movie about the archaeologist action hero. David Koepp has been set to pen the script and while there is a 2020 release date set, it’s not yet set in stone.
Frequent Spielberg collaborator Tony Kushner has been working on the script for “West Side Story” which would be a modern version of the Laurents, Bernstein and Sondheim musical and the first time Spielberg has done that genre. It is apparently a passion project of his that has long been in development.
Another project he was linked to, “The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara,” has fallen to the curb after a casting call for the young lead turned up no results leaving the aforementioned two films the only ones he’s slated to direct at present.