Directors Steven Spielberg, Sofia Coppola and Danny Boyle have guest edited Empire for the film magazine’s 300th issue.
The Bauer Media-owned magazine, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, invited the directors to guest edit the June issue of the magazine in its entirety, including the news and features pages.
Mark Dinning, editor-in-chief at Empire, commented: “With our 25th year in full swing, we’re incredibly proud to bring our readers what we believe is the most extraordinary edition of any movie magazine in history.
“Packed full of Hollywood legends and invaluable insights into a director’s creative process, the issue has been an absolute pleasure to put together, and further confirms Empire’s place at the heart of the global film industry. We hope our readers agree that it is a true collectors’ piece and a priceless piece of movie history.”
The directors were asked to fill the issue with ‘gifts’ to the Empire readers, in the form of rare insights into the lives, archives and working methods of Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodriguez and Danny Boyle amongst others.