The Australian film director, scriptwriter and film producer, Baz Luhrmann, famous for his Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Great Gatsby (2013) was interviewed by the journalist Amy Wallace, and the article was published on February 7th 2014 in the New York Times. During the interview, Lurhmann - who has won various prizes for his films, as well as two Oscars - mentioned his ideas on the new film he was working on.
It is a miniseries for the HBO - one of the most popular TV broadcasting stations in America - about Napoleon, with the collaboration of the film director and producer Steven Spielberg. The script the two directors are working on is about Napoleon, and although it was written by the great Stanley Kubrick in 1961 it was never put on stage.
Luhrmann sarcastically implies that no doubt many will criticize his decision to make a film about Napoleon but says "but I love the history of Napoleon, above all his most significant moments: his youth in Corsica, his seduction of France, his climb to become Emperor, his exile in Elba. His life can be summed up in three acts. He is a typical example of "pathos"."
Although both directors are working on the screenplay it is not yet known where this miniseries about Napoleon will actually be filmed, or it it will even be in Italy or in Elba at all.