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What Should We Expect From Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY Remake?

What Should We Expect From Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY Remake?

It looks like Steven Spielberg will follow up Indiana Jones 5 by directing a West Side Story remake. Wait….seriously? We discussed his big potential (dance) move on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with the newest look at Annihilation, and where Breaking Bad ranks in TV history ten years after its premiere.

Joining host Jessica Chobot on this Friday extravaganza were Nerdist editors Alicia Lutes, Dan Casey, and Kyle Anderson, as well as Bizarre States’ Andrew Bowser. They started with reports Steven Spielberg will follow The Post and Ready Player One with another Indy film, but that he has also begun casting his next project after that, a remake of West Side Story. What do we make of this? What do we think a musical would look like from him? Who do we want to see in it? Do we even care if we ever get another Indiana Jones movie? And what’s our favorite—and least favorite—Spielberg movie?

Paramount also released a new featurette for Annihilation exploring the mysterious “Shimmer,” where creatures are mutating at a frightening speed with deadly results. How hyped are we for this movie? Did we follow up last month’s Alpha Book Club reading of the novel by diving into the next two books in the trilogy? And do we think the movie will be hurt at the box office by debuting a week after Black Panther?

Finally, this month marked the ten year anniversary of Breaking Bad‘s premiere. The show is considered one of the best series during this amazing era of television, but does it deserve the lofty accolades it gets? What are the greatest TV shows of all time?

Just like it does every weekday, Nerdist News Talks Back airs live at 1:00 p.m. PT on our YouTube and Alpha channels. So tune in and get in on the conversation with us, especially because you never know when Steven Spielberg might announce he’s remaking West Side Story and we have to figure out if all the Sharks will include the mechanical one from Jaws.

They couldn’t even get that thing to swim, what are the chances it can dance?

We still want to hear from you though, so talk back to us about today’s topics in the comments below.

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