Baz Luhrmann To Direct Stanley Kubrick’s “Napoleon” Miniseries?

November 27, 2013

It is considered “the greatest movie never made.” Stanley Kubrick’s script for his Napoleon movie was a passion project for the director that never came to fruition because Hollywood studios refused to fund it. A shame because Kubrick believed so much in the film.

Back in March we reported (read here) that Steven Spielberg was producing Kubrick’s screenplay into a miniseries. The big news today is that director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge) is in negotiations to direct the series for HBO.

Luhrmann, who last directed The Great Gatsby, isn’t the only director interested in the infamous French conqueror. Warner Bros. has attached Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) to direct a feature film about Napoleon.

Last year I visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibit in LA and loved it. I learned a lot about Kubrick’s Napoleon film and saw his vast amount of research material. I’m excited that Spielberg is producing the project, but with a different director, we’ll never experience Kubrick’s true vision.

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