Steven Spielberg is on to his next film. The untitled film, which begins filming in Europe in June, will be a joint production between Spielberg's DreamWorks studio and Universal. The untitled project, reports People magazine, revolves around the Palestinian terrorist attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Eric Roth, screenwriter of Forrest Gump and The Insider, will pen the script. Gandhi star Ben Kingsley, who has previously worked with Spielberg on Schindler's List, will feature in this movie as well, report rediff.com
According to jpost.com Spielberg and Kingsley collaborated earlier in "Schindler's List," which won seven Academy Awards.
Production on the Munich film is slated to start in June, with a screenplay by Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump," "The Insider"), said Levy. No release date has been set.
The tragedy of the Munich Olympics, in which Black September terrorists easily infiltrated the Olympic Village at night and took the Israeli team hostage, killing two outright, has haunted all subsequent Olympics, including this summer's event in Athens.
The 1972 shame was shared by top Olympic officials, especially America's Avery Brundage, who ordered the games to continue after only a brief memorial service.
A badly organized attempt by German police to free the hostages resulted in the death of nine Israelis.
Spielberg has said that his Jewish heritage took on a new dimension while making "Schindler's List". The Shoah Foundation, which he established 10 years ago, has since videotaped the testimonies of 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses.
The tragic events of the 1972 Olympics were the subject of "One Day in September," a revealing documentary, which won an Oscar for Swiss producer Arthur Cohn in 2000.
Twenty years later, the cause of death of 118 Kursk submariners remains a mystery. the Russian navy was unable to save the dying men.