Over on Los Angeles Times this week you’ll find a nice little profile on “the growing television ambitions” of Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners, highlighting a handful of small screen projects that the company is developing. Among them are a reboot of “Amazing Stories” and a TV adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, as well as a mystery fantasy project.
The site notes, “Amblin has set aside more than $50 million in equity and debt financing to fund televisions productions, according to people familiar with the firm’s finances. The company plans to invest in up to three of its own shows a year.”
“Early efforts include an original fantasy idea by Spielberg that the company is developing with Michael Bay’s company Platinum Dunes,” they tease.
“There are limits both financially and creatively to only being producers for hire,” Spielberg himself said in a statement to the site. “By financing our own shows, we will have the ability to grow the business and better control the creative process to help us achieve our goals.”
At this time, we have no idea what this fantasy series is about. Stay tuned.