Steven Spielberg announces Napoleon
to be made for TV, based on Stanley Kubrick’s original screenplay from 1961, and in conjunction with Kubrick’s family.

Spielberg – an admirer of the late director – is in early talks with HBO to acquire the Spielberg-produced miniseries centering on the infamous French leader, with Baz Luhrman attached as a potential director.

Since the announcement, no deal has been made and the project seems to be on hold. 

Update: In 2016, Cary Fukunaga is announced as a potential director.

Incidentally, Spielberg’s The Terminal (2004) contains a scene in which Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) buys the book “Napoléon Bonaparte” by Alan Schom and passionately discusses Napoléon’s fate with Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks).


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