DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg Developing New GRAPES OF WRATH Film?
According to Deadline.com, Dreamworks has entered negotiations with John Steinbeck's estate for the rights to create a new version of THE GRAPES OF WRATH, which was last adapted for the big screen by John Ford in 1940. Steven Spielberg is interested in producing the new film.
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The 75th anniversary of Steinbeck's novel is next year. The story follows a family of Oklahoma farmers, the Joads,who must leave their current farm due to drought and economic struggles. The family travels to California in hopes of a better start but faces poverty in the face of the Great Depression.
Spielberg is currently producing the next Transfomers film, Robopocalypse, Interstellar, The Adventures of TinTin: Prisoners of the Sun, American Sniper, Jurassic Park IV, When Worlds Collide, Real Steel 2, The Hundred-Foot Journey and more.
The prolific director/producer is well known for his work on 2012's Lincoln and 2011's War Horse, as well as Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, E.T., and many more.