Welp, a lot of people are going to have a lot of feelings about this: Apparently, Steven Spielberg is throwing around the idea of remaking the classic musical West Side Story. Deadline reports that "Fox has unlocked that movie title for a remake specifically because Steven Spielberg is interested in making it." Hmmm.
There's not a writer attached to adapt the original work yet, just Spielberg's interest.
Is West Side Story too sacred for an update or is a legendary director/producer like Spielberg the right guy for the job? A live telecast of Sound of Music debuted to wonderful ratings last year and a remake of Annie starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx is coming to theaters this December. So, it's a definite possibility that West Side Story could be next—but for now, the ball is in Spielberg's court.
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