Stanley Kubrick was a master screenwriter and director. While Kubrick sadly passed away in 1999, his undeveloped screenplays live on. Today, eOne Television International (Hell on Wheels) has announced that producers Steven Lanning and Philip Hobbs will develop two television projects, Downslope and God Fearing Man, based on screenplays by Kubrick. eOne doesn’t specify if these projects will be TV movies or if Kubrick’s screenplays will be the launching point for a series or mini-series. Hobbs previously served as a co-producer on Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.
Hit the jump for the press release, which contains more details on Downslope and God Fearing Man.
The late Oscar-winning director Stanley Kubrick held high esteem for years while he was still alive, and now that he has since passed, Hollywood isn’t ready to let his genius slip away. Philco Films is prepping three properties based on scripts by Kubrick, according to Screen Daily, and they seem to reflect the late film-maker’s varied career. The first will be a large-scale Civil War film entitled Downslope. The second, Lunatic At Large, will star Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell, and the third is a TV series called God Fearing Man that revolves around a famous bank robber in the early 20th century.
Philco Films isn’t aiming low with any of these properties either, as they are targeting A-list casts and crew to bring these three pieces to life. For a more detailed look at each project and the plans behind them, hit the jump.