Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg making 3rd WWII epic for HBO

Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg making 3rd WWII epic for HBO

PanARMENIAN.Net - HBO confirmed Friday, Jan 18 that it is developing a third World War II miniseries from Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joining an oeuvre that already includes 2001's Band of Brothers and 2010's The Pacific, the untitled miniseries will explore the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force, known as the men of the Mighty Eighth. The project will use at its source material historian Donald L. Miller’s nonfiction tome Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany.

Spielberg, Hanks and Gary Goetzman again will serve as executive producers via Hanks and Goetzman’s Playtone and Spielberg’s Amblin Television. HBO executives have been in discussions about a third World War II miniseries for several months. Justified creator Graham Yost, who wrote several episodes of Brothers and Pacific, recently said that he was eager to reteam with Hanks and Spielberg on another WWII epic. And now that the source material has been optioned, the project can move into development. Additional source material might be added later.

 Top stories
The film is in English, and runs for 138 minutes, although the version that will premiere in Venice is dubbed over in German.
Golden Apricot will highlight legacy of Parajanov, a prominent Soviet filmmaker of Armenian origin who would have turned 90 this year.
The annual international film festival will showcase feature films, documentaries, music videos, shorts, and animations.
The poetess has been awarded local and international prizes as a sign of recognition for her short stories and poems.
Partner news