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Steven Spielberg Making "Napoleon" TV Series, Based on Stanley Kubrick's Script

Posted: March 4th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Steven Spielberg Making "Napoleon" TV Series, Based on Stanley KubrickSubmit Comment
Steven Spielberg, who worked with Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A Clockwork Orange) on "AI: Artificial Intelligence," has announced that he is working on a new TV series, based on an old Kubrick screenplay. "I've been developing a Stanley Kubrick screenplay for a miniseries -- not for a motion picture -- about the life of Napoleon," said Spielberg.

Kubrick wrote the script in 1961 but ultimately abandoned the Napoleon biopic in the 1970s because of budget and production challenges. The late filmmaker is famed for his obsessive perfectionism, so his estate should find comfort working in the able hands of Spielberg.

Kubrick spent years exploring the French emperor's life. The research was taking so long that studio executives would constantly check in to see when the film can finally be made. In 1971, Kubrick responded to them, stating: "It's impossible to tell you what I'm going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made."

At the time, Kubrick wanted Oskar Werner and Audrey Hepburn to star in the film.

Source: THR


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pornfly writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 6:21:02 AM

he likes ice cream and water slides
kate writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 6:35:48 AM

Spielberg is a big p*ssy.will make napoleon a boring mumbling idiot like lincoln.
cress writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 6:38:18 AM

f*ck, Stevie, get back to doing some sci-fi/fantasy/adventure films for Christ's sake. The world's greatest filmmaker has been reduced to being the world's most boring history teacher.
SACdaddy writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 7:12:34 AM

Sorry man, there was nothing boring about Band of Brothers or The Pacific. If Stevie gets Tom Hanks and HBO involved its sure to be entertaining and high quality. Plus Napolean is a great subject that has hardly ever been examined on film. Jesus the guy almost took over a quarter of the world and yet Hwood has pretty much ignored him.
cress writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 8:07:10 AM

I never watched those TV efforts. I just want some good old theatrical Spielberg, like JAWS, ET, RAIDERS, MINORITY REPORT, etc. That's the Spielberg I love and miss
M. Bullitt writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 8:13:11 AM

Yes indeed, only HBO can finance this project since Napoleon's life is essentially based on his thirst for conquests. Should be really good if it's HBO.

Interesting fact about the French emperor is that he was the youngest general ever as he was just 30 years of age.
M. Bullitt writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 8:16:48 AM

Obviously Spielberg found his master with Kubrick since he's collecting the left overs from Stanley!
KillerCOck writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 8:25:17 AM

f*ck this c*nt! I hope he's only producing.
CelluloidMan writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 8:42:55 AM

Hope this Spielberg passion project doesn't come out as another AI dud...
BadChadB33 writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 9:06:19 AM

R.I.P Steven Spielberg
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 9:24:07 AM

How long are you going to chortle on Kubrick's d*ck, stevie?
Rocksteddy writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 10:19:49 AM

Spielberg = Kubrick


Saying it just makes me want to shoot myself in the goddamn face.
yourmomgivesgoodhead writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 10:56:52 AM

Kubrick was one of the last writers/directors who looked at he did as a craft. I remember hearing about this project after eyes wide shut was filmed which was going to star pacino as the lead. but steve-boy should not touch this. If anyone should, give it to P.T Anderson.
KillerCOck writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 10:59:49 AM

I say him or Rfen.
minkowski writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 1:13:52 PM

Just make the f*cking movie!

Kubrick's Napolean script (and production notes) is probably one of the, if not THE, greatest unproduced film ever conceived, and this piece of sh*t Jew hack wants to "produce" it for television?

So not only is he extremely short on vision, he's also extremely short on will and passion, and yet, somehow not surprisingly, he's not short on f*cking greed.



And here's the film art/script book:

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Kubricks-Napoleon-Greatest-Movie/dp/3836523353


Go f*ck yourself, Steven.
Kurskij writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 1:40:53 PM

@sac

French made at least one great mini-series on his life - called "Napoleon", made in 2000 I think.

Also check out "Waterloo" with Steiger and Plummer - one of the absolute best battle movies ever with terrific performance by Steiger and absolutely mind blowing battle sequences (they're like LOTR but without CGI)
minkowski writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 1:48:28 PM

"The world's greatest filmmaker has been reduced to being the world's most whoring history teacher."


FTFY.

Spankfish writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 1:53:32 PM

I bet he puts CG dinos in it and it bombs.
sedibus writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 1:59:22 PM

Oh, man, because Spielberg is almost as great as a visionary as Kubrick was, again, let us hope he make Napoleon win at Waterloo this f*cking time, that would be something, I will be hoping for.

Poor little midget bastard, should have won there.
bandolero999 writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 4:55:53 PM

munich was his last good movie
sedibus writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 6:45:56 PM

I mean, there is no more Fellini, no more Bergman, Antonioni, nor more Tarkovsky, no more Kurosawa, no more Bresson, why to even give a sick f*ck for what this Hollywood pricks do. They all can go f*ck themselves in the ass.

And I'm pretty sure they wont be offended at all by it. You know.
minkowski writes:
on March 4th, 2013 at 7:50:36 PM

All I want is more Stroganoff.
Patrick Bateman writes:
on March 5th, 2013 at 2:51:06 AM

At least they are making another hbo war series on pilots this time so that will be good

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