RARA-AVIS: Does Steven Spielberg love "Matt Helm"?

From: Frederick Zackel (fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 30 Jul 2009

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    Paramount finds itself at the center of one such discussion, if the whispers are true and Spielberg has become serious about directing "Matt Helm," a project that DreamWorks developed for several years before leaving it at Paramount as part of the divorce settlement ....

    "Matt Helm" is based on a series of 27 novels written by Donald Hamilton about a government counter-agent whose mission is to take down enemy agents. While the novels were set in the post-WWII Cold War era, the current script is set in the present and the tone of Attanasio's script is closer to "The Bourne Identity" than those campy Matt Helm films that Dean Martin toplinedin the 1960s ...

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