Birth.Movies.Death. writes Cary Fukanaga Will Direct Stanley Kubrick’s NAPOLEON For HBO "And Steven Spielberg's producing."
HBO is preparing a miniseries based on Stanley Kubrick's research for a film dubbed his "greatest never made film" — a planned story on French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's 19th century struggle to bring Europe under his total control. True Detective Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct the mini, which is in development at the premium cable network. (Steven) Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec produce the project via their Amblin Television banner.
Not sure how I feel about this, I think I'm happy. Cary Joji Fukunaga doesn't have a lot of experience. I've seen his movie Sin Nombre and True Detective season 1 (still have to see Beasts of No Nation). I'm happy that Spielberg is involved. It won't be a Kubrick film but it might be close, the way A.I. was.
I am happy HBO is doing it as a miniseries, my understanding is that length was a big reason Kubrick never made it. It's great that there are new outlets for high quality video stories of different kinds.