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is a man with history on his mind. He recently gave us the Oscar-winning Lincoln, he's producing another World War II HBO series with titled Masters of the Air, and now he's revealed that he's developing a television miniseries based on the life of French Emperor, Napoleon. This is no ordinary project though, as it will be based on a script written by the legendary . In an interview with French network Canal+, Spielberg revealed:

I've been developing Stanley Kubrick's screenplay -- for a miniseries not for a motion picture -- about the life of Napoleon. Kubrick wrote the script in 1961, a long time ago.

Napoleon was a project of passion for Kubrick, who spent years researching the notorious revolutionary French leader. However, due to its huge scale, the movie never made it to the big screen. Enter Spielberg, stage right.

This is not the first time that Spielberg has put the finishing touches on one of Kubrick's incomplete works, having also worked on Artificial Intelligence: AI, after Kubrick passed away. Thanks to a ton of research material gathered by Kubrick and Spielberg's experience of adapting some of history's biggest events for the screen, Napoleon should be a miniseries worth waiting for.


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