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Rupert Sanders Leads The Charge And Will Direct 'Napoleon'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 12, 2013 at 9:20PM

Ever since the mini-scandal broke about his fling with Kristen Stewart, director Rupert Sanders has been busy getting lost in his work. He's lined up all manner of projects over the past year or so including "Van Helsing," the Frederick Forsyth adaptation "The Kill List," the space-set "The Juliet," a project described as a "sci-fi 'Battle of Algiers'" and the crime drama "90 Church." And while none have started rolling, Sanders name back in the media as his ex-wife Liberty Ross has re-opened the events of last year, telling her side of the story to Vanity Fair. And as always, Sanders is plowing ahead with another gig.
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Napoleon Rupert Sanders

Ever since the mini-scandal broke about his fling with Kristen Stewart, director Rupert Sanders has been busy getting lost in his work. He's lined up all manner of projects over the past year or so, including  "Van Helsing," the Frederick Forsyth adaptation "The Kill List," the space-set "The Juliet," a project described as a "sci-fi 'Battle of Algiers'" and the crime drama "90 Church." And while none have started rolling, Sanders' name is back in the media as his ex-wife Liberty Ross has re-opened the events of last year, telling her side of the story to Vanity Fair. And as always, Sanders is plowing ahead with another gig.

Deadline reports that Sanders will get behind the camera for "Napoleon" for Warner Bros. Jeremy Doner ("Damages," "The Killing") has penned the script that is said to be "Scarface"-esque, which probably means super violent and edgy or whatever. But just like the rest of Sanders' projects, there's no word on when this will roll, but certainly, Hollywood has loved to tell the story of the French leader. From Abel Gance's 1927 silent classic through to contemporary spoofs and of course Stanley Kubrick's famous, unmade dream project (which is being developed for TV by Steven Spielberg), the life of the French military leader has been fascinating cinematic material.

So, slap it on the Sanders slate for now and we'll see where it winds up as his next movie, whatever it is, develops.


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