Steven Spielberg He is one of the greatest living directors of our generation. The American director is the brain behind some of the biggest films of the last century, such as Schindler’s List, Jaws, Saving Private RyanAnd And Lincoln. With such an extensive cinematography with massive hits, it’s only natural for all studios and producers to covet Spielberg to extend the Midas touch to their projects as well. Since making a film is a long-term and time-consuming commitment, there are only a few projects a director can manage at a time, working on some and missing others. Here is a list of some of the films Spielberg almost directed.
10 Big Fish (2003)
before hiring Tim Burton to helm big fishAnd Spielberg’s name was attached to the project. Spielberg saw Jack Nicholson as the perfect fit to play Edward Bloom, a retired businessman with a penchant for storytelling. As time went on, Spielberg decided to drop out of the movie to complete it Minority Report And start preparing for Catch me if you can.
9 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Steven Spielberg was interested in making The curious case of Benjamin Button In 1991, with Tom Cruise in the title role. However, he chose to direct Jurassic Park Instead, he accepted a reunion with Tom Cruise in 2002 for Minority Report. Once Spielberg dropped out of the project, David Fincher was brought in, along with longtime Spielberg collaborators Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
8 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
JK Rowling’s books caused quite a stir upon their release, with a screenplay movie adaptation inevitable. Spielberg was one of the frontrunners to lead the blockbuster novel series, having invested six months developing the project with screenwriter Steve Kloves. The main reason Spielberg dropped out of the project was a creative disagreement with Warner Bros. Pictures. Where Spielberg saw it Harry Potter As an animated film the studio did not.
7 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Spielberg wanted to direct The Hidden Life of Walter MittyAnd with Jim Carrey in the titular role, but opted out of the project when Paramount put the project into a makeover and Spielberg moved on to direct. war of the worlds And Munich instead of.
6 Taking Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Based on John Judy’s novel of the same name, the film is about four gunmen who hold a New York subway train for ransom. As the authorities scramble for answers, they discover holes in the kidnappers’ plans. When Spielberg came across the subject, he was fresh off a hit The Sugarland Express, But the studio thought the film would be better suited to an older, more mature director instead. They decided to go ahead with Joseph Sargent instead, while Spielberg continued with it jaws The rest is history.
5 Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Since the book of the same name was published, Spielberg wanted to adapt the book for the big screen. He went on to purchase the rights, but instead opted for the role of producer on the film, with Rob Marshall taking over as director. Then Spielberg went into making AI artificial intelligence instead of.
4 Rain Man (1998)
before Barry Levinson signed on to direct Rain Man Steven Spielberg was one of the frontrunners. Spielberg pulled out Rain ManAnd as things Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade He began to escalate, but recorded on the record his remorse for not being directed Rain Man.
3 Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear as a remake of the 1962 film of the same name, which is based on John D. McDonald’s book, executioners. The plot of the film revolves around Max Cady (Robert De Niro), who is released from prison after 14 years on charges of sexually assaulting a woman. Max then goes after his lawyer and family to hide evidence that would have worked in his favour. Before Martin Scorsese signed on to direct this revenge drama, Spielberg was attached to the project but eventually left it in pursuit of it. Jurassic Park And Schindler’s List.
2 American Sniper (2014)
Based on Chris Kyle’s 2012 memoir of the same name, American sniper It documents the long-term trauma associated with the war. Having a strong fondness for human emotions, Spielberg was brought on board to direct the film, but his ways parted after a disagreement with Warner Bros., over the film’s budget. The film was then passed on to Western legend Clint Eastwood, who chose Bradley Cooper to play the titular role of Chris Kyle.
1 Interstellar (2014)
Originally written with a confirmed lens to be directed by Steven Spielberg, Interstellar It was later adapted for Christopher Nolan with his brother Jonathan serving as screenwriter. Despite Nolan bringing his own unique visual style to the film, it will be interesting to see how he does so Interstellar had formed under Spielberg’s emotionally rich gaze.