Thursday, December 29, 2005

Spielberg to Hire World's Greatest Babysitter?

According to the Independent UK, Steven Spielberg may be looking at remaking the classic tale Mary Poppins.

There have been some snide comments made about the possibility of Spielberg making this film, Chuck Yarborough of Cleveland's Plain Dealer find the idea of remaking Mary Poppins so absurd he jokingly imagines a remake/sequel with ET starring in the title role. I, for one, look forward to seeing what a Spielberg version of Poppins would look like. I think Spielberg is at his best when he is making the "classic" Hollywood film. Catch Me if You Can and The Terminal were films that could have been made in any era of Hollywood, and been successful. His science fiction films can be hit or miss, the same is true for his "important" films, but when Steven decides he just wants to entertain us...well he does.

Neither The Hollywood Reporter or Variety have any more details on this story at the time I write this.

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