Any time Steven Spielberg is attached to a movie, the hype instantly reaches a fever pitch amongst both hardcore film fans and blockbuster lovers alike. That’s why The Hollywood Reporter’s latest scoop should have any movie lover salivating. According to the site, release dates have been set on two of Spielberg’s future projects.
On October 16, 2015, Spielberg’s yet-untitled Cold War spy thriller, starring Tom Hanks, will hit theaters. The movie revolves around the life of James Donovan, an attorney who is hired by the CIA to negotiate the release of an American U2 pilot.
Then on July 1, 2016, Spielberg will release an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book, The BFG. The book centers on a young orphan girl who befriends a BFG, a.k.a. a Big Friendly Giant. Despite the fantasy premise, the movie will be live-action, with a mix of CGI likely.
No one can accuse the man of sticking to one genre for too long.