Title: West Side Story (2019) Genre: Music, Drama, Crime Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose Release Date: 2019-12-31 Runtime: 0 Plot: A remake of the 1961 film about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. http://deadline.com/2018/01/steven-spielberg-indiana-jones-west-side-story-directing-vehicles-1202262857/ Spielberg usually gets what he wants, but I cannot understand the value of remaking this film when the original is as close to perfect as it gets. If he wants to make a musical, I'm all for that but I wish he would use his considerable clout and talent to film one that hasn't been made into a movie before. I mean, if someone is going to make a West Side Story remake, at least Spielberg is too good to dismiss. But it still seems like a missed opportunity for him to do something genuinely new. Thoughts?