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Baz Luhrmann Eyed To Direct Steven Spielberg-Produced & Former Stanley Kubrick Dream Project 'Napoleon' For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2013 6:23 PM
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From Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, from the outback of "Australia" to the dizzying heights of "Moulin Rouge," whatever you can say about director Baz Luhrmann, lacking vision isn't one of them. And perhaps in a strange way, his operatic scale and readiness to work on a huge canvas makes total sense for this next gig.

Rupert Sanders Leads The Charge And Will Direct 'Napoleon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 9:20 PM
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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.

The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Stanley Kubrick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2013 11:59 AM
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Cinephiles woke up on Sunday to some exciting and unexpected news about a project from a filmmaker who continues to inspire debate and discussion more than a decade after this death. Steven Spielberg announced he would be taking Stanley Kubrick’s unmade, long-in-development “Napoleon” and bringing it to television as a miniseries. This is nothing short of monumental news, but as devotees of Kubrick know, it’s just one of a handful of projects that he either decided not to make or never got the chance to.

Steven Spielberg Developing Stanley Kubrick's Dream Project 'Napoleon' As TV Miniseries

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2013 12:13 PM
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Even though he put "Robopocalypse" on hold to figure out the script, 2013 is still shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year for Steven Spielberg. He was recently named as the jury president for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, he's producing "Jurassic Park IV," which stomps back into theaters next year, he's working with Tom Hanks on another "Band Of Brothers"-esque series for HBO, and now he's making an unrealized dream project from one of the greatest filmmakers of all time come back to life.

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