You always knew Kate McKinnon was going to become a movie star. Since her early days on Saturday Night Live, up through her electric performance in Ghostbusters, she simply oozes talent and charisma. And now she’ll blend those together for a movie produced by Steven Spielberg.
Say the word “Amblin” to film fans and instantly they will get a picture in their heads. It’s a picture from the 1980s, of kids, fantasy, wonder, aliens, and more—the tone Stranger Things recently aimed to capture. Now take that feeling and put it in a single room. That’s what you get at Amblin 35.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is on a tear of acquiring new content. They just released The BFG, picked up the YA series The Gates and now they’ve acquired the buzzed-about spec script, The Fall, which sounds like The Road meets War of the Worlds.
When the name “Amblin” is in front of a movie, it means something special. It means a level of entertainment endorsed by the people behind E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future. And the company has just begun developing their next potential franchise.