Who should direct 'Napoleon' if Steven Spielberg doesn't?
We review some potential helmers who could do Kubrick right
The mastermind of the "Up" series checks all of the requisite boxes. From "Coal Miner's Daughter" to "Gorillas in the Mist," he has displayed confidence with the biopic format and honoring real people without hagiography. From his days on British TV through his work on HBO's "Rome," he's had no trouble working in the medium and delivering scale and performance nuance on a TV budget and production schedule. Plus, on the assumption that action set pieces are required, let's not forget that Apted has James Bond and Narnia movies under his belt.
- Dan Fienberg