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Baz Luhrmann could direct Stanley Kubrick scripted HBO miniseries Napoleon

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Remember the unproduced Napoleon script written by Stanley Kubrick that Steven Spielberg picked up? Not only has the miniseries found a home at HBO, it seems that a certain whimsical director is circling the project.

Baz Luhrmann could possibly take the reins on the material. Interesting move. It's still far from any deals though.

This was a passion project for Kubrick who unfortunately could not get any funding to back it. The director even went as far in a letter to studios saying that it would be the "greatest movie ever made". There are no real details on the script only that it is a telling of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Spielberg worked on Kubrick's idea of turning Brian Aldiss' short story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" into what eventually became ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Spielberg scripted as well as directed the 2001 film. The director will work with the Kubrick's estate to bring his telling of Napoleon to life.

If Luhrmann gets involved with there be added musical numbers?

Source: Deadline

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7:23AM on 11/27/2013
Would rather see someone tackle Sergio Leone's planned Stalingrad project.
Would rather see someone tackle Sergio Leone's planned Stalingrad project.
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12:04AM on 11/27/2013
Wow. Kubrick told studios it'd be the best movie ever made and they still didn't want to make it. Was Kubrick not appreciated in that time or what?

Also, here's a thought I had: Baz is sort of the kind of director Marvel has been hiring to direct their films (stress sort of). What Marvel/Disney character do you think would fit with him, if any?
Wow. Kubrick told studios it'd be the best movie ever made and they still didn't want to make it. Was Kubrick not appreciated in that time or what?

Also, here's a thought I had: Baz is sort of the kind of director Marvel has been hiring to direct their films (stress sort of). What Marvel/Disney character do you think would fit with him, if any?
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11:17PM on 11/26/2013

No.

Christ almighty. Luhrmann is a hack.
Christ almighty. Luhrmann is a hack.
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10:54PM on 11/26/2013

i like Baz Luhrmann

i really do, "Great Gatsby", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge" i thought were all pretty good movies. However, the man has a very distinct style. He is more at home in a world a little quirky and infront of a green screen. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, just not right for Kubrick's Script. Someone like Paul Thomas Anderson or Alfonso Cuaron would be better suited for the project.
i really do, "Great Gatsby", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge" i thought were all pretty good movies. However, the man has a very distinct style. He is more at home in a world a little quirky and infront of a green screen. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, just not right for Kubrick's Script. Someone like Paul Thomas Anderson or Alfonso Cuaron would be better suited for the project.
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9:15PM on 11/26/2013
No no no no no no no no no!
I think it's fair to say that only Paul Thomas Anderson could direct this and do it justice, pleeeeeeaaaseee not Baz.
No no no no no no no no no!
I think it's fair to say that only Paul Thomas Anderson could direct this and do it justice, pleeeeeeaaaseee not Baz.
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9:03PM on 11/26/2013

On the fence

On one side I'm with cerealkiller182 but on the other hand I'm giddy about the thought of it. Is Luhrmann a good choice? Can't say, but it's exciting news. Then again anything Kubrick to me is untouchable now. Let it be what it is, a legend.
On one side I'm with cerealkiller182 but on the other hand I'm giddy about the thought of it. Is Luhrmann a good choice? Can't say, but it's exciting news. Then again anything Kubrick to me is untouchable now. Let it be what it is, a legend.
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7:50PM on 11/26/2013
Kubrick apparently left many projects undone I'd like to see but Napoleon seems better off as a legend
Kubrick apparently left many projects undone I'd like to see but Napoleon seems better off as a legend
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7:38PM on 11/26/2013
I hope Kip and uncle Rico will be in it
I hope Kip and uncle Rico will be in it
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