We review some potential helmers who could do Kubrick right
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A modern master of period films after his big screen adaptations of "Atonement," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Anna Karenina," Joe Wright has the eye and dramatic skill to make a "Napoleon" miniseries something truly special. He's also no stranger to the long tracking shot (a Kubrick signature) or working in television. Wright has a pair of BAFTA nominations for TV work and one directing win for 2003's "The Last King" (again, another period piece) to his credit. The only concern is that Wright's one movie at Spielberg's DreamWorks studio, "The Soloist," wasn't well received and it's unclear what the relationship is between the two filmmakers. But if Wright is free and interested he has to be near the top of the list for consideration.
- Gregory Ellwood