Steven Spielberg Officially Chooses His Next 2 Film Projects

Director Steven Spielberg has been circling several film projects over the last few months, and it looks like he's picked the next two projects he's bringing to life. Both of these movies have already been given release dates.

The first is an untitled Cold War spy thriller with Tom Hanks, which will be released in theaters on October 17th, 2015. The movie is being written by the Coen Brothers, and it will will tell the true story of James Donovan, "a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the Iron Curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia."

The second movie Spielberg is doing is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 book The BFG. That one is set to open on July 1st, 2016, and it's being written by E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison. The story follows a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl. 

Spielberg hasn't directed a film since Lincoln in 2012, and these are both solid projects that I was hoping he'd take on. 

Source: THR