La peste 40 de ani de la asasinarea lui Martin Luther King Jr. intr-un motel din Memphis, Steven Spielberg si Dreamworks se pregatesc de realizarea unei adaptari pentru marele ecran a vietii marelui militant pentru drepturile civile.
Conform Variety, cei de la Dreamworks au fost nevoiti sa cumpere drepturile asupra materialelor despre viata lui King, intrucat drepturile asupra discursurilor, cartilor si celorlalte lucrari au fost rezervate in timpul vietii sale. Intelegerea marcheaza producerea primului film autorizat despre viata lui King. Producatorii filmului vor putea folosi toate proprietatile intelectuale ale lui King, inclusiv celebrul discurs “I Have A Dream” tinut in august 1963 la Washington si ultimul sau comunicat public “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”, cu o zi inainte de moartea sa.
Over 40 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a motel balcony in Memphis, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks are getting set to produce a big screen biopic about the civil-rights leader’s life, according to Variety.
To move forward with the picture, DreamWorks had to acquire King’s life rights from his estate, because his speeches, books and other works were copyrighted while he was alive. The deal marks the first time that a film has been authorized by the estate. The film’s producers will be able to utilize all of King’s intellectual property, including his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the August 1963 march on Washington and his final public address, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” delivered the day before he died.