Early last decade he didn’t have a movie for a couple years when “The Terminal,” “War of the Worlds” and “Munich” all hit within 18 months of each other. He didn’t have a movie for three years after “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull” in 2008--then had “War Horse,” “The Adventures of Tintin” and “
That trend is repeating itself with his next crop. Spielberg has been very deliberative since finishing "Lincoln" two years ago," as projects as diverse as "Robopocalypse" and "American Sniper" looked to be up next before going by the boards.
But starting next year we’ll get a new dose of Spielberg, and then some: The director’s DreamWorks announced Monday that he’s going into production on his untitled Cold War thriller with
Unlike some of these other bursts of productivity, which switch off between the upscale and the commercial, these both have the ring of mainstream entertainment, though it's possible the Cold War picture will harbor some award ambitions as well.
That film centers on an attorney sent by the
However you slice it, Spielberg continues to be prolific. In addition to his producing activities on film and TV, these new movies would, by a quick count, put him over 15 features in his post-"Schindler's List" phase alone. A lot of that productivity just happens to come in bunches.