Cary Fukanaga to direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon

It has been confirmed True Detective‘s Cary Fukanaga will direct and Steven Spielberg will co- produce Stanley Kubrick’s long term project Napoleon as a miniseries for HBO.

We can also get excited that this project will have Kubrick’s long time producer Jan Harlan along for the ride.

If you’re not aware, this is something  Kubrick spent a great deal of time during the ’60s researching. Over 20,000 Napoleon-era photos had been collected by Kubrick to aid in production design for the script’s elaborate battle scenes. Unfortunately, the project itself ultimately failed to come together.

This is one both Kubrick and HBO enthusiasts can’t wait for.