"ET 2, Barrymore?

Peter Chattaway somehow came across some Google news stories about Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg discussing a sequel to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial that would focus on a grown-up Gertie.

I’ll be shocked if it happens, and disappointed. E.T. is a perfectly complete story. It doesn’t need a sequel. Spielberg’s a much different person now, and I’m not sure he can write a story that takes place in that world anymore.

I’m guessing this merely represents Barrymore trying to find something to give her failing career momentum a boost.

Let’s not forget what happened last time Spielberg decided to make a sequel… The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2. And since it seems we’re doomed to see another Indiana Jones film, it would be a shame if Spielberg continued to revisit past ideas instead of exploring new ones. (I can’t wait to see his film about the terrorism of the 1972 Munich Olympics.)

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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • opus

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  • The Cubicle Reverend

    I sure hope that isn’t true. Why do they feel the need to “fix” or remake some of our most fond childhood movies?


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