Steven Spielberg to Develop Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" Script as TV Miniseries
In an interview with the French TV network Canal+, Steven Spielberg revealed that he has been working on adapting Stanley Kubrick’s unproduced screenplay about the life of Napoleon as a TV miniseries.
Kubrick, an avid history buff, had long dreamed of making a film centering on the controversial French military leader.
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, he wrote an initial script for the project back in 1961 after an extensive amount of research. However, the project ultimately floundered due to the budgetary demands and logistical challenges.
Spielberg is reportedly working close with Kubrick’s estate on the project.
This would not be the first time the Lincoln and Clockwork Orange director have collaborated. In the early 2000s, Spielberg spearheaded A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, a project that risked falling through after Kubrick’s death in 1999.
Here’s a video of Spielberg’s announcement. His interview comes up around the 9:50 minute mark.
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