Steven Spielberg To Adapt Stanley Kubrick's 'Napoleon' Film Into a Limited Series

Turning the lost project into a seven-part limited HBO series.

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Steven Spielberg is onto his next big project, recently announcing that he will be adapting one of Stanley Kubrick‘s long lost films, Napoleon, into a seven-part limited series for HBO.

The critically acclaimed director has reportedly set the gears in motion for the film for the past seven years with the television network and is now “mounting a big production” for the series. At the Berlin Film Festival, Spielberg confirms the project, “With the co-operation of Christiane Kubrick and Jan Harlan, we’re mounting a large production for HBO based on Stanley’s original script Napoleon. We are working on Napoleon as a seven-part limited series.”

Kubrick originally had plans to make the film after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He did extensive research on the French Revolutionary leader and even planned to film all across Europe, France, the UK and Romania. The project was also set to include around 40,000 soldiers and even set to have David Hemmings and Jack Nicholson star as the leader, reigning between 18014 and 1814. Audrey Hepburn was cast to be his wife Josephine.

Unfortunately, due to the filming costs of Sergei Bondarchuk’s adaptation of War and Peace and the commercial failure of Waterloo, he abandoned Napoleon and focused on filming Barry Lyndon. There is currently no word on who is cast and when the series will be released.

In other entertainment news, Anthony Mackie teases whether or not his Captain America will lead the Avengers.

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