An unproduced Stanley Kubrick script might finally see the light of day, though not on the big screen. It’s being reported that Baz Luhrmann might tackle the script for “Napoleon,” which Steven Spielberg wants to make as a mini-series for HBO.
Spielberg announced that he was going to develop “Napoleon” with the help of Kubrick’s family earlier this year. Deadline reports Spielberg and HBO are courting Luhrmann to direct the mini-series, but cautions “deals are a long way from being made.”
“Napoleon” has a troubled history in Hollywood. When Kubrick wrote it back in 1961, he claimed it would end up being the “greatest movie ever made.” But then MGM balked at funding it, and it never got developed.
Luhrmann is known for his larger-than-life films like “Moulin Rouge,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Australia,” so he could be the right person for the director’s chair. This would be the first time he worked on a project on television. Do you think he would be a good fit for a Kubrick script?