Cary To Make “Napoleon”? Fantastique!

After completing “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Stanley Kubrick (right) spent years trying to make a film about French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, writing a screenplay, scouting locations, talking to Jack Nicholson about starring and allegedly enlisting 50,000 men from the Romanian Army to be extras, but it never came to fruition. But now the “famous film that never was” has a shot at reaching the big screen once more thanks to “True Detective” and “Beasts of No Nation” director Cary Fukunaga (left). During a retrospective on the director at De Montfort University in Leicester last week, Kubrick’s brother-in-law Jan Harlan apparently told Stanley Kubrick and Me author Filippo Ulivieri that the Fukunaga will be bringing Napoleon to HBO as a 6-hour miniseries. Kubrick’s original script treatment for the film, along with essaysanalysing it, was published in Alison Castle’s textbook Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made.

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