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Steven Spielberg Developing Napoleon Biopic Written by Stanley Kubrick

Best Director nominee Steven Spielberg arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Steven Spielberg is working on a Napoleon script Stanley Kubrick wrote in 1961 and abandoned in the seventies. Spielberg told a French TV station he's developing the project as a miniseries. In 1971, Kubrick said of the biopic, "It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made." Spielberg made A.I. after Kubrick passed over the reins, so he's got experience in this area.

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