Who should direct 'Napoleon' if Steven Spielberg doesn't?
We review some potential helmers who could do Kubrick right
Well, it's their history, so it seems only fair that we get at least one Frenchman involved. Regardless of nationality, however, Assayas was the first name that popped into my head when this list came up. 2010's epic “Carlos,” released both in theaters and as a TV miniseries, was a riveting portrait of a controversial, charismatic figure of more recent history, earning the auteur a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nomination. There's no reason to think Assayas couldn't capture the period vitality and rebellious force of personality that drove that project in a very different historical context – he already delved back beyond the 20th century in his film “Les destinées sentimentales.”
- Guy Lodge