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Spielberg making Napoleon TV show

Published 04/03/2013 | 13:37

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Steven Spielberg is working on a TV miniseries about Napoleon

Steven Spielberg is to turn Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon script into a TV show, he has revealed.

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The Oscar-winning Lincoln filmmaker is developing the mini series for the small screen, based on the late British director's screenplay and research, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Napoleon is perhaps the most famous of Stanley's unrealised films, with the 2001: A Space Odyssey filmmaker conducting huge amounts of research for the biopic of the French emperor, only to see the project cancelled due to the cost of location filming.

"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," Steven told French network Canal+.

Napoleon is not the first work from Stanley that Steven has completed. He finished A.I. Artificial Intelligence with Stanley's consultation, following his death in 1999, a film which he had been working on since the 1970s.

"I felt inhibited to honour him. He was the greatest master I ever served," Steven said.

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