Spielberg Keen On Wright Brothers Project

With Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies” set to hit cinemas in a few weeks, the filmmaker revealed there’s yet another historical story he’s keen on telling – that of the pioneering siblings of aviation.

During a Twitter Q&A with his ‘Bridge’ star Tom Hanks, the pair were asked what historical figure or premise they’d want to tackle next. Hanks revealed he’d like to make a film about the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous. Spielberg said:

“I’ve always wanted to go back to history and tell a story about the Wright brothers. I’ve been endlessly compelled since childhood about how we got off the ground for the first time. And I’d love to get into their noodles to figure out how they figured it out.”

Back in April HBO revealed they had scored rights to David McCollough’s nonfiction tome “The Wright Brothers” with Spielberg and Hanks set to produce a mini-series based on the work.

Spielberg is next slated to direct the sci-fi feature “Ready Player One”.