Spielberg Needs a New Lincoln

Summary

Declaring himself too old for the part, Liam Neeson has announced that he's no longer attached to star in Steven Spielberg's long-in-development Lincoln biopic. Back to Article

Comments

August M.

Agustin Macias

Needs a new Lincoln, more like it needs to be filmed.

Aug 2 - 08:10 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

Why is this project taking so long to get made?

And Neeson is going to play LBJ? Weird.

Aug 2 - 09:29 AM

frogleg

Josh Quarles

Weird. Liam Neeson is 2 years older than Lincoln was when he died. I don't know what portion of his life the film covers, but that seems strange... especially because Lincoln looked so much older than he actually was.

Aug 2 - 10:13 AM

nate2709

Nate 2709

This movie's been in development longer than Lincoln was in office.

Aug 2 - 12:02 PM

harrismonkey

chris harris

I get the feeling something else is going on. The explanation doesn't make much sense...

Aug 2 - 12:57 PM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

Could be an attempt to get more money or see how badly Spielberg wants him in the title role. This would be an epic historical film. I share others' dismay that it's caught in development limbo.

Aug 2 - 01:57 PM

Coach McGuirk

Desmond Hume

Despite being Irish, Liam would be an awesome Lincoln.

Aug 2 - 02:01 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Who the heck is going to want to see an Abraham Lincoln Bio-Pic?


okay . . . maybe some middle-school teachers would take their students out to see it.

The name Lincoln associated with "A Steven Spielberg Movie" seems BORING just thinking about it.

bbbbboooooorrrrrriiiinnnggg . . . totally.
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So I guess the question is: HOW to make an exciting Lincoln bio-pic that wouldn't bore people out of the theaters?

Aug 2 - 02:33 PM

harrismonkey

chris harris

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? :P

Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Spielburg's Lincoln. There should be quite a bit of good stuff to cover there.

Aug 2 - 02:54 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

I suppose you'd be more interested in a biopic about Taft?

Allow your brain to be stimulated for once. Lincoln is probably our most fascinating president.

Aug 2 - 04:55 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

The Best Republican President the U.S. ever had.

Aug 2 - 05:40 PM

The Vile

mazyar goodarz

I think it sounds boring too. Hard to tell at this stage, but there is nothing about this project that screams EX.CITE.MENT.

Aug 2 - 05:39 PM

nate2709

Nate 2709

If it was based on the assassination and following manhunt it could be a heck of a movie, the whole story is incredible, just need to find the right Booth.

Aug 2 - 09:09 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

I recall a Lincoln project being discussed at one point that concerned the assassination and the manhunt. Harrison Ford was to play the Army Captain charged with finding Booth. I can't remember if it's the same project or not.

Aug 3 - 08:34 AM

harrismonkey

chris harris

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? :P

Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Spielburg's Lincoln. There should be quite a bit of good stuff to cover there.

Aug 2 - 02:54 PM

Mister_Prophet

Will Massaro

Of course the casting is going to be a problem. Have you seen pictures of Lincoln? The man was weird looking.

Aug 2 - 03:03 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

CGI Lincoln.

Aug 3 - 01:08 PM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

I wonder when Spielberg is going to make a great movie again; I was really hoping this could be it.

Aug 2 - 04:16 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

I suppose you'd be more interested in a biopic about Taft?

Allow your brain to be stimulated for once. Lincoln is probably our most fascinating president.

Aug 2 - 04:55 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

The Best Republican President the U.S. ever had.

Aug 2 - 05:40 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

C'mon Spielberg! Get Neeson back and get this thing going! This movie could be incredible and Neeson is the only person who I can think of who seems right to play Honest Abe. Screw any of this other crap in the pipeline, finish Tintin and jump on this!

Aug 2 - 05:23 PM

The Vile

mazyar goodarz

I think it sounds boring too. Hard to tell at this stage, but there is nothing about this project that screams EX.CITE.MENT.

Aug 2 - 05:39 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

The Best Republican President the U.S. ever had.

Aug 2 - 05:40 PM

nate2709

Nate 2709

If it was based on the assassination and following manhunt it could be a heck of a movie, the whole story is incredible, just need to find the right Booth.

Aug 2 - 09:09 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

I recall a Lincoln project being discussed at one point that concerned the assassination and the manhunt. Harrison Ford was to play the Army Captain charged with finding Booth. I can't remember if it's the same project or not.

Aug 3 - 08:34 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

I recall a Lincoln project being discussed at one point that concerned the assassination and the manhunt. Harrison Ford was to play the Army Captain charged with finding Booth. I can't remember if it's the same project or not.

Aug 3 - 08:34 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

CGI Lincoln.

Aug 3 - 01:08 PM

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