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Legendary director Steven Spielberg's next movie will be about UFOs

By T.K. Randall
April 19, 2024 · Comment icon 5 comments

Spielberg is no stranger to directing moves about aliens. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Gage Skidmore
The director of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is returning to the genre after several decades.
There are few movie directors as well known and as highly regarded as Steven Spielberg, the man who introduced the world to Indiana Jones, Jaws and Jurassic Park.

Some of his earlier blockbusters also happened to have a distinctly otherworldly vibe.

His 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for instance, explored themes such as UFOs, alien abductions and formal contact with a benevolent extraterrestrial civilization.

This theme of aliens being friendly would be further explored in Spielberg's 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which followed the story of a young boy who befriends an alien stranded on Earth.

For many people who grew up in the 70s and 80s, these movies hold great nostalgia even today.
Spielberg would dabble in aliens again in 2005 when he directed War of the Worlds, an adaptation of the famous 1898 novel by H.G. Wells. This time, of course, the aliens were anything but friendly - instead insisting on nothing less than the destruction of human civilization.

Then, three years later, Speilberg directed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which also touched upon the theme of extraterrestrial visitors.

Now, almost 20 years later, it looks like Spielberg intends to revisit the theme of aliens once more with a new movie that will reportedly be about UFOs.

While we don't currently know much more about it than that, the film will be written by David Koepp, the writer of the original Jurassic Park, so we can expect it to be in good hands.

We look forward to checking out the movie once it hits cinemas in the not-too-distant future.

Source: Comic Book | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 30 days ago
I hope that it's more like Close Encounters than ET. I've nothing against ET, it's a great film, but CE3K is one of my all time favourite movies.
Comment icon #2 Posted by joseraul 30 days ago
Awesome, can't wait
Comment icon #3 Posted by quiXilver 28 days ago
Will he direct or produce?  or both?  Hope it's both... Either way, I'll likely be there opening weekend.
Comment icon #4 Posted by MarsBrightStar 28 days ago
I hope that it lends some type of reference or interaction with Skinwalker Ranch or something like that.  OR I would hope that he would remake War of the Worlds with the premise being devoted to HG Wells version as opposed to the one that he put out with Tom Cruise which to me was very disappointing.  He should have made it like the book.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Shadowsfall 15 days ago
Never seen a movie yet that was better than the book…

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