Alien film fans rejoice! Spielberg has a new project in the works. According to Empire Online, Amblin Entertainment, the production company founded by prolific director Steven Spielberg, is currently developing a new alien thriller named The Fall.
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The Fall will reportedly be about a divorced couple who attempt to rescue their children, who were left alone in their home in the Atlanta suburbs, during an extraterrestrial siege. The script for this upcoming film was written by Australian writer Pete Bridges. It is not clear if the title of the film refers to the setting or to a plot event, though it makes more sense if it refers to the latter. It is not yet known who Amblin Entertainment is going to have direct this film. Since Steven Spielberg is currently busy promoting his recent film The BFG and is soon set to start filming novel adaptation Ready Player One, it is unlikely that he will be able to film The Fall anytime soon from what we know about his schedule at this time.
Steven Spielberg founded the production company Amblin Entertainment in 1981 along with producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy. The company derived its name from Spielberg’s first feature film, the 1961 independent movie Amblin. Amblin Entertainment has done several science fiction feature films before. Arguably, the production company’s most notable science fiction film is the 1985 beloved classic film E.T. the Extraterrestrial, an image from which is found in the company’s logo. Therefore, Amblin Entertainment knows what they are doing when it comes to making science fiction films, particularly science fiction films that include aliens coming to Earth, whether those aliens are benevolent or malicious. Bridges’ script is in the hands of the production company that is likely the most skilled at making science fiction films.
Word of the Nerd will report more on this upcoming film as more information is made available.