Published May 20, 2016When he passed away in 1999, Stanley Kubrick left behind a number of unfinished projects. Among them was Napoleon, an in-depth look at famed French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Now, the project will finally be completed.
Using a script from Kubrick — along with the director's extensive research notes — Steven Spielberg will executive produce an HBO miniseries based on Napoleon.
It was previously thought that Baz Luhrman would be handed the director's reins for this project, but instead it's been handed to respected True Detective helmer Cary Fulunaga.
Kubrick's former executive producer Jan Harlan told The Hollywood Reporter that he and Kubrick's estate have handed over a great deal of Napoleon research for the project.
"I am sure HBO will take full advantage of the material we have. We have provided [them] with stacks of material," he said. "I am delighted that Stanley's huge efforts may finally lead to a film."
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