Tim Van Patten will be directing the first installment of the ten-part HBO miniseries The Pacific. According to Variety, Carl Franklin is in talks to direct the fifth episode.

The miniseries takes place during World War II, and will follow the lives of three U.S. Marines as they fight in the war together. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman are executive producers on the project.

Other directors have yet to be signed. Patten starts work on his episode in the very near future.