Published Jun 22, 2015In 1956, Stanley Kubrick penned the anti-war screenplay The Downslope. The late auteur never got around to making the film, of course, but it will soon see the light of day as a trilogy.
The first film in the series will be directed by Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum of Solace), who will also serve as a producer on its subsequent follow up films.
As could be expected from Kubrick, the filmmaker reportedly left strict guidelines mapping out exactly how the film should be made. The film follows a series of Civil War battles, and was developed with historian Shelby Foote.
Forster, who has the Kubrick family's blessing for this project, said, "I am indebted to Stanley Kubrick and his visionary films. It is an honor and a huge responsibility to take on this project, and we're thankful to his family for their support.... This is a powerful work, an epic story, with its psychological landscape of brother pitted against brother, and friend against friend. We believe it will be an incredibly interesting trilogy, and a great experience sharing our mutual passion of Kubrick's vision."
The Downslope is also being produced by Lauren Selig, Barry Levine, Reneé Wolfe, Phil Hobbs and Steve Lanning.