Will Smith Talks Spielberg's Chicago Seven, Alternate I Am Legend Ending

He's just waiting on the script from "Steve."

by | January 17, 2008 | Comments

He isn’t even finished with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yet, but why should we let that stop us from speculating about Steven Spielberg‘s next movie?

Until recently, the assumption had been that Spielberg would move on to his long-planned Lincoln biopic after Indy 4, but one of the other projects on his always-crowded plate, The Trial of the Chicago Seven, looks like it’ll be served up first.

The Chicago Seven rumors gathered steam after Vanity Fair listed Will Smith, Taye Diggs, Adam Arkin, Kevin Spacey, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as already being attached to star in the picture, which follows the — you guessed it — trial of a group of protesters who helped disrupt the 1968 Democratic convention.

Now, Collider (via Brazilian sister site Omelete) reports that Smith has kinda-sorta confirmed those rumors. In Sao Paolo to promote the Brazilian opening of I Am Legend, he responded to the Spielberg question by saying:

“When Steve is ready he will send it. I don’t know specifics, story, anything, but he told me the filming dates, so I can be free to do it. It’s not a 100% sure thing yet, but I’m confident.”

And speaking of I Am Legend, Collider also reports that director Francis Lawrence has confirmed the existence of an alternate ending for the film, one which is due for inclusion on the “second DVD release.” No details were given, although Smith did refer to the new ending as “less commercial,” so it’s probably safe to assume it hews a little closer to the ending of Richard Matheson‘s book.

Source: Collider
Source: Omelete

Tag Cloud

Sundance MSNBC Trivia what to watch Awards independent game of thrones japanese DC Universe Hulu dark comic book movie Best Director American Society of Cinematographers critic resources CBS All Access gangster First Look casting TCA Awards Fantasy mutant cops animated Hear Us Out Election President christmas movies dreamworks based on movie discovery batman Biopics Year in Review San Diego Comic-Con natural history new york Columbia Pictures blockbuster Film Festival science fiction ViacomCBS Family BBC America 71st Emmy Awards The Arrangement Universal Crackle toronto franchise 4/20 twilight Food Network olympics black hispanic heritage month police drama japan monster movies Elton John witnail popular HBO DGA 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Apple TV Plus Comedy crime 94th Oscars spinoff Ghostbusters obituary Academy Awards DC streaming service TV movies travel Masterpiece OWN spain nbcuniversal Endgame aliens scene in color Thanksgiving Holiday Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ABC Family Lionsgate Nickelodeon slasher suspense The Walt Disney Company Amazon Studios Disney Channel Showtime Grammys Sneak Peek Esquire award winner james bond Creative Arts Emmys Alien 21st Century Fox The Witch Rocketman sports Spring TV Character Guide El Rey Mystery The Walking Dead Emmys ABC Video Games streaming children's TV video on demand Valentine's Day versus reboot renewed TV shows FXX Mary Poppins Returns Hallmark Christmas movies Winter TV TIFF anthology GLAAD APB The CW Comic-Con@Home 2021 telelvision sequels Exclusive Video Pride Month Paramount Pictures Disney mob Amazon Prime Video cartoon films Toys saw Disney+ Disney Plus Brie Larson Pirates Travel Channel basketball Lucasfilm movies adenture mission: impossible Song of Ice and Fire action-comedy festivals RT21 Red Carpet dragons composers Sundance TV SDCC Pop TV GIFs TruTV name the review comiccon richard e. Grant latino Sony Pictures 99% Women's History Month hispanic summer TV preview Paramount Network docuseries Tags: Comedy singing competition 93rd Oscars Writers Guild of America stoner Trophy Talk kaiju talk show Rocky screen actors guild Sci-Fi indiana jones dc Warner Bros. Avengers TV renewals Anna Paquin History breaking bad Tumblr Chilling Adventures of Sabrina book medical drama DirecTV jamie lee curtis Spike TCA 2017 slashers new star wars movies crime thriller Calendar Holidays fast and furious cancelled TV series feel good vampires VH1 spider-verse AMC Plus Fox News diversity spy thriller Animation nature Comic Book hollywood Rom-Com dexter trailers Country HBO Go sitcom hidden camera binge 2020 marvel cinematic universe Heroines Extras comic books FX Sundance Now Mary poppins CMT Stephen King Marvel Television superhero australia Box Office E! green book all-time 73rd Emmy Awards know your critic Pet Sematary Fox Searchlight rotten First Reviews CW Seed BBC fresh Ellie Kemper romance Paramount new zealand Binge Guide Nat Geo Instagram Live razzies The Purge cinemax VOD nfl mcc Musical BET die hard Neflix Musicals NBA Walt Disney Pictures Tomatazos psycho Nominations Watching Series Drama Reality Competition Legendary Starz Action Arrowverse rotten movies we love IFC sopranos venice Paramount Plus supernatural Summer boxing Interview PlayStation E3 documentaries directors 2018 tv talk YouTube Red Marathons scorecard facebook Classic Film Oscars superman Baby Yoda South by Southwest Film Festival 2017 lord of the rings Universal Pictures ESPN Spectrum Originals Mary Tyler Moore The Academy CBS X-Men legend MCU political drama canceled TV shows Funimation kong Reality stop motion werewolf Hallmark TV Land rt archives 45 obi wan comic ABC Signature news Turner black comedy french Winners comics cancelled television critics YouTube Superheroes zombie Premiere Dates television Marvel USA Cartoon Network BET Awards women Acorn TV IMDb TV Discovery Channel free movies crime drama Quiz finale Bravo Marvel Studios 2015 Peacock rt labs critics edition remakes YA summer preview ratings asian-american deadpool HFPA psychological thriller historical drama 007 series 79th Golden Globes Awards Television Critics Association MGM Film MTV Opinion VICE cats docudrama SXSW Tarantino Shudder comedies Schedule Pacific Islander Turner Classic Movies miniseries reviews BAFTA Mudbound emmy awards Adult Swim wonder woman TNT rt labs TV One canceled heist movie debate Star Trek book adaptation TBS jurassic park Star Wars posters OneApp kids Focus Features aapi NYCC CNN transformers international ITV Tokyo Olympics biopic universal monsters WGN Super Bowl pirates of the caribbean quibi summer TV Comics on TV Image Comics Emmy Nominations best parents LGBT football game show movie target Vudu hist Best Picture Trailer Disney streaming service HBO Max rom-coms AMC USA Network TCA Winter 2020 TV Amazon Epix king arthur Rock DC Comics Ovation genre Horror 1990s boxoffice true crime crossover Certified Fresh festival Apple zero dark thirty Best and Worst FOX TCM satire Television Academy space Polls and Games Fargo Disney Plus joker Broadway laika halloween tv Oscar dceu ghosts italian blockbusters marvel comics anime biography zombies Podcast screenings politics Black Mirror cars A24 strong female leads LGBTQ streamig GoT period drama documentary 24 frames YouTube Premium adaptation IFC Films streaming movies vs. Mindy Kaling golden globe awards NBC See It Skip It Black History Month Netflix teaser Cosplay leaderboard blaxploitation SXSW 2022 trophy indie Comedy Central Awards Tour Britbox Logo high school archives BBC One 72 Emmy Awards cooking criterion Photos PaleyFest Western thriller golden globes godzilla harry potter Kids & Family RT History stand-up comedy art house cults justice league Christmas 2019 A&E Teen Captain marvel social media Prime Video concert comic book movies live event child's play Music worst Shondaland theme song dogs video dramedy live action SundanceTV PBS spider-man Fall TV Freeform young adult Amazon Prime 2016 Set visit Pop Syfy south america war sequel spanish language Countdown unscripted Hollywood Foreign Press Association TLC Tubi revenge king kong Best Actress scary movies spanish Superheroe prank Chernobyl Best Actor National Geographic 2021 Martial Arts Lifetime Christmas movies New York Comic Con adventure ID halloween Dark Horse Comics mockumentary Apple TV+ 20th Century Fox Pixar technology WarnerMedia classics sag awards serial killer 90s doctor who a nightmare on elm street toy story scary Crunchyroll romantic comedy Lifetime Netflix Christmas movies royal family disaster Wes Anderson Cannes chucky cancelled TV shows cancelled FX on Hulu TCA elevated horror Infographic worst movies robots foreign