Two of Stanley Kubrick's Unproduced Works Come to TV
I'm slowly making my way through Stanley Kubrick's filmography, filling in gaps of movie knowledge as quickly as possible. I recently watched A Clockwork Orange for the first time, and that movie is so bizarre and complex that I still haven't been able to correctly process it. Kubrick was known for his insanely detailed productions and perfectionist slant as a filmmaker, and when he passed away in 1999, the world lost one of its true innovators in the film world.
But even though he's passed on, that doesn't mean that all of his work has to. Deadline reports that two of Kubrick's unproduced screenplays are getting the TV treatment courtesy of a production company called Entertainment One.
The first, Downslope, "is an epic Civil War drama following the activities of Confederate Army Colonel John S. Mosby and his plot to settle the score after Custer captures and hangs several of his men." That will be a TV movie, while God Fearing Man will be a mini-series that "tells the true story of Canadian minister Herbert Emerson Wilson who became one of the best safe-crackers and most successful bank robbers in America in the early 20th century."
GFM comes from an original screenplay by Kubrick but was rewritten by Stephen R. Clarke, but it should still be pretty cool to see "new" work from one of cinema's biggest legends coming to a small screen near you. Which project are you looking forward to more?