Steven Spielberg will direct a new ‘Bullitt’ movie

Although he is now over 50, Bullit remains one of the most beloved action movies in Hollywood history, with a car chase through the streets of San Francisco appearing on literally every list ever written of the greatest car chases in movies. (With good reason, too; it’s amazing.) Bullit also remains the defining image of movie star Steve McQueen. When people think of McQueen today, most think of him in that image above, which has become BullitPoster of: McQueen in this turtleneck with its holster, leaning thoughtfully against a wall.

Now we can add a really big name to the list of BullitFans of: Steven Spielberg, who is said to be working on what could be considered a sequel to Bullit all these years later. According to Deadline, Spielberg will soon direct a film based on McQueen’s Frank Bullitt character. Their report makes it clear that this is “not a remake of the original film but a new character-centric idea.” Spielberg co-author Josh Singer The post officeand also worked on the scripts of Projector and first manwrites the script.

Spielberg apparently wanted to make a Bullit movie for a while:

Insiders say Spielberg had toyed with the idea of ​​making a movie based on the character for a while and nearly made it his follow-up to West Side Story last year, but had to negotiate with the McQueen estate for the rights. on the character before becoming an administrator. With negotiations taking longer than expected, Spielberg focused on directing The Fablemans, the film loosely based on the director’s childhood growing up in Arizona, and quit that film.

I hear that Spielberg wants to do Bullit and I immediately think of Duel, Spielberg’s groundbreaking TV movie that was essentially a giant chase scene. Over the years, Spielberg has made other films with outstanding chase scenes, The Raiders of the Lost Ark for Minority report. If you do a Bullit any movie, there has to be a chase – which makes you think the movie might have the ultimate Spielberg chase scene. The real question is: who could possibly replace Steve McQueen as Frank Bullitt? It’s an awfully big turtleneck to fill.

Spielberg’s next project, the aforementioned one the Fablemans, The theatrical opening is scheduled for November 23.

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