Who should direct 'Napoleon' if Steven Spielberg doesn't?
We review some potential helmers who could do Kubrick right
Francis Ford Coppola
Let's start from the wish list, fan perspective: How great would it be to finally see a collaboration between Coppola and Spielberg after all these years? Lately the legendary director has reverted to his film school roots with exploratory curios "Youth Without Youth," "Tetro" and "Twixt," but he had a flare for the epic out of the gate. He's certainly never shied from period work and indeed has always found exciting thematic texture in rise and fall depictions. One need not look much farther than his "Godfather" trilogy for evidence of that.
- Kristopher Tapley