Napoleon Biopic to be Directed by Rupert Sanders
Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is set to direct an untitled Napoleon biopic for Warner Bros.
The script for the film was written by Jeremy Doner, who apparently did a ton of research for the film. According to the report, the "concept is that most of what the public knows about the French general is actually not true, including his famous short stature. In this version, he’s viewed almost as a gangster boss."
Before Sanders came on board the studio wanted Martin Scorsese to direct with Leonardo DiCaprio starring. Scorsese had to drop out because he got busy with his next film, Wolf of Wall Street.
Variety goes on to say that the studio is still looking at DiCaprio as well as Tom Hardy to possibly star in the historical drama.
Sanders is a great visual director, so it will be really interesting to see how this movie looks.