Empire – April 2018


He invented the summer blockbuster in the seventies. He beamed aliens and adventure straight into our childhoods. He even brought dinosaurs back from extinction. And now, Steven Spielberg is taking over Empire.

The filmmaking icon sat down with Empire ahead of the launch of Ready Player One to deliver an issue celebrating his entire cinema-defining career — from Jaws and Jurassic Park, to E.T. and Saving Private Ryan — as well as his game-changing new virtual reality epic. Who better to introduce you to the Spielberg Takeover than the man himself — ladies and gentleman, Mr. Steven Spielberg.

The Spielberg Takeover
The blockbuster legend behind Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and countless more all-time great adventures and historical dramas has taken over the magazine, with editorial input throughout the issue’s features. There’s a world exclusive interview with the man himself, followed by personal Spielberg tributes from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams, Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and more.

Twenty five years on from Jurassic Park, Empire interviewed Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum on their memories of Spielberg’s dinosaur epic.There’s interviews with child actors who appeared in Spielberg’s classic films, a history of the making of Jaws, and a blow-by-blow account of the Saving Private Ryan D-Day sequence. We’ve spared no expense.


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