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Steven Spielberg to bring Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon to life

Mar. 4, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Once again, Steven Spielberg is bringing another project by Stanley Kubrick to life.

The helmer told French TV network, Canal this:

"I've been developing a Stanley Kubrick screenplay for a miniseries -- not for a motion picture -- about the life of Napoleon."

Another biopic it is! NAPOLEON was a great labor of love for Kubrick who spent much time on it writing the script in 1961, until it unfortunately was stalled in the 70s due to budget and production challenges. In a letter to Oskar Werner offering him the lead role, Kubrick said, ďItís impossible to tell you what Iím going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made." He also looked to Audrey Hepburn for a role, who turned down the role because she decided not to work for awhile, but responded classically Audrey with, "Will you please think of me again someday?"

Spielberg will work with Kubrick's family to bring the biopic to fruition. The two worked together on 2001s A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE which started as an idea from Kubrick, then was later written and directed by Spielberg.

Can Spielberg due NAPOLEON justice-- and as a miniseries?

Source: THR

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9:19PM on 03/04/2013
Nobody can do Kubrick justice.he is the most versatile director.he made masterpieces in all major genres.AI could have been a lot better if its made by kubrick.and one thing that always pisses me off is spielberg's schindlers list is the reason why kubrick stopped doing his holocaust film Aryan papers
Nobody can do Kubrick justice.he is the most versatile director.he made masterpieces in all major genres.AI could have been a lot better if its made by kubrick.and one thing that always pisses me off is spielberg's schindlers list is the reason why kubrick stopped doing his holocaust film Aryan papers
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6:46PM on 03/04/2013
I don't understand why it isn't being made into a film as Kubrick intended
I don't understand why it isn't being made into a film as Kubrick intended
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4:05PM on 03/04/2013
Bitter sweet as all unfinished/unrealized Kubrick projects are, because no one is Kubrick. With that said, should still be an interesting project.
Bitter sweet as all unfinished/unrealized Kubrick projects are, because no one is Kubrick. With that said, should still be an interesting project.
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3:32PM on 03/04/2013
Phase 2 of Spielberg's goal to tell the story of every character Bill & Ted picked up
Phase 2 of Spielberg's goal to tell the story of every character Bill & Ted picked up
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12:17PM on 03/04/2013
Didn't Spielberg learn from the disaster that as AI. Kubrick is the only one who can do Kubrick justice. Napoleon being Kubricks biggest lost project adds to the mystique of it. Just leave it alone. If people want to see what could have been brought to the table with this project, go buy the book that was released about all of this.
Didn't Spielberg learn from the disaster that as AI. Kubrick is the only one who can do Kubrick justice. Napoleon being Kubricks biggest lost project adds to the mystique of it. Just leave it alone. If people want to see what could have been brought to the table with this project, go buy the book that was released about all of this.
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2:24PM on 03/04/2013
I thought A.I> was well done and had the look and feel of a Kubrick movie and being as though everyone seems to hate how Spielberg doesnt do "dark" to much I would have thought more people would have liked it.
I thought A.I> was well done and had the look and feel of a Kubrick movie and being as though everyone seems to hate how Spielberg doesnt do "dark" to much I would have thought more people would have liked it.
2:27PM on 03/04/2013
How's about they just make the movie and if it sucks at least you can still read Kubrik's original screenplay/ the book you mentioned? What's the difference?
How's about they just make the movie and if it sucks at least you can still read Kubrik's original screenplay/ the book you mentioned? What's the difference?
3:31PM on 03/04/2013
I agree with majorkonig41: I hope it doesn't turn out like A.I.....
I agree with majorkonig41: I hope it doesn't turn out like A.I.....
8:50PM on 03/05/2013
I agree with JoeLKirk. AI was NOT one of my faves by any means.
I agree with JoeLKirk. AI was NOT one of my faves by any means.