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Steven Spielberg will take Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon biopic if no one's using it

The never-ending Stanley Kubrick estate sale continues to yield great finds for Steven Spielberg, as the director has just acquired Kubrick’s long-abandoned idea for a Napoleon film, as well as a sweet pair of vintage Foster Grants that just need new lenses. Continuing the posthumous scavenging that began with A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Spielberg tells France’s Canal+ that he’s now working with the Kubrick family on a meticulously researched script the late director wrote in 1961 but finally gave up on in the 1970s, a project of which Kubrick once said, with typical modesty, “It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made.” Obviously hoping to manage those expectations, Spielberg now says he’s planning to turn it into a TV miniseries, without so much as an “I bet it will make Rich Man, Poor Man look like a huge piece of shit.” Also, Spielberg is interested in what appears to be some sort of ashtray, maybe? Or a candy dish? The blue thing.

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