West Side Story remains to be a Broadway classic, and director Steven Spielberg is set to release his take of the film sometime next year. As news would have it, production for the movie has officially wrapped, and Spielberg had a few words of gratitude for the cast, crew, and original creators of West Side Story.\r\n\r\nThis was the official post from Amblin:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/amblin\/status\/1179425846345551873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1179425846345551873&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.playbill.com%2Farticle%2Fsteven-spielberg-shares-photos-from-set-as-west-side-story-wraps\r\n\r\nPart of Spielberg\u2019s statement included:\r\n\r\n\u201cOn every day of the past four years during which we\u2019ve been preparing, casting, imagining West Side Story, I and my team, cast and crew have been walking in the footsteps of four giants: Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins and Stephen Sondheim. For the light they\u2019ve shed on the world, for Stephen Sondheim\u2019s insight, guidance and support, and for the openhearted support of the Bernstein, Laurents and Robbins estates, I owe more than I can possibly express.\u201d\r\n\r\nJust in case you didn\u2019t know, West Side Story is a modern reimagining of William Shakespeare\u2019s Romeo and Juliet, but instead of rival families, you have rival street gangs. The story follows lovers Tony and Maria who each come from a side, and must find a way to be together amidst violence and racial tension.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=kokbJvSEMUY\r\n\r\nThe original film was known for its outstanding choreography and music, and no doubt we\u2019re going to be getting more of that when it comes to Spielberg\u2019s version. Personally, I\u2019m relived he decided to keep to the 50s period era as compared to updating it for modern times.\r\n\r\nSpielberg\u2019s West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, and the film is set to come out Dec. 18, 2020.