Steven Spielberg to Turn Stanley Kubrick's ‘Napoleon’ Into a Mini-Series

The project is based on a 1961 screenplay written by Stanley Kubrick, which no Hollywood studio would touch at the time.
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Steven Spielberg to Turn Stanley Kubrick's ‘Napoleon’ Into a Mini-Series

Steven Spielberg is developing a Stanley Kubrick screenplay into a Napoleon Bonaparte mini-series Director Steven Spielberg is turning an unproduced Stanley Kubrick screenplay about French leader Napoleon Bonaparte into a TV mini-series.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a recent interview.

"I've been developing Stanley Kubrick's screenplay for a miniseries, not for a motion picture, about the life of Napoleon. Kubrick wrote the script in 1961, long time ago. And the Kubrick family, because we made A.I.: Artificial Intelligence together, the Kubrick family and I, the next project we are working on, the miniseries is going to be Napoleon."

After Stanely Kubrick's death in 1999, Steven Spielberg took the reins on A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, which was released in 2001.

Stanley Kubrick tried to make his Napoleon movie throughout the 1960s before abandoning it in the early 1970s after no Hollywood studio would finance the project. The late filmmaker researched the French leader for years, and offered the lead roles to Oskar Werner and Audrey Hepburn.

It isn't known if Steven Spielberg is working with a screenwriter for this mini-series, or if it has a network home at this time. He has previously produced the popular mini-series' Band of Brothers and The Pacific, both of which aired on HBO. We also reported in January that Steven Spielberg is reuniting with Tom Hanks and HBO for a third World War II mini-series.

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