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Schindler's List director working with Kubrick's family on project late film-maker predicted would be 'the best movie ever made'

Steven Spielberg is set to bring Stanley Kubrick's unfilmed screenplay about the life of Napoleon to the small screen.

Interviewed by Canal Plus on French TV at the weekend [segment begins at 9:14], Spielberg said he was working on a TV series in conjunction with the late film-maker's family. "I've been developing a Stanley Kubrick screenplay for a miniseries – not for a motion picture – about the life of Napoleon," he said.

Kubrick is said to have abandoned his long-gestating screenplay about the French revolutionary hero turned conqueror of Europe in the 1970s after Hollywood studios refused to fund it. Kubrick is said to have engaged in meticulous research for his planned film, with Oskar Werner and Audrey Hepburn offered the leading roles. "It's impossible to tell you what I'm going to do except to »

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