With December almost upon us, it won't be long now before Lincoln hits cinemas. Not that we want to wish the holiday season away, but this is set to be one fantastic movie. And just in time for the Oscars too!
In the latest Lincoln related news, director Steven Spielberg has opened up about his choice not to depict the president's assassination: "The decision was a pretty easy one to make. Had we taken it right up to the assassination, the film would've, for the first time, become exploitation. And I didn't want to go anywhere near that... That's a very scary word, especially when you're dealing with the history. And nothing could be gained by showing that. It was more profound for me to see what actually happened. It had nothing to do with cinema. It just had to do with not wanting to exploit the assassination, which has been depicted in other films, ad nauseam."
Also on the subject of this movie, it's most central star has revealed his initial doubts about taking on such a role. Speaking to Collider the actor said: "Steven put the idea in front of me and it was not that I didn't take it seriously, from the word go, but it seemed inconceivable to me that I could be the person to help him do this thing that he wished to do... Least of all did I want to be responsible for irrevocably staining the reputation of the greatest President this country's ever known. It was not just in a self-serving way, but quite literally it seemed to me a very difficult thing to try to tell this story in such a way that it could live. I just really felt that I wasn't the person to do that."
I don't know about you but with Spielberg at the helm, Danny front and centre and a bit of Joseph Gordon-Levitt thrown in for good measure, I'm very much looking forward to this one.