Two World War Projects In Development From Benedict Cumberbatch and Ridley Scott

If there is a sub category or a genre that has brought the best films or the best television shows then that genre must have to be the world wars, films like Saving Private Ryan, The Pianist, Schindler's List, Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge are considered among the greatest war films ever made and shows like Band of Brothers and The Pacific have managed to gather a promising rating on IMDB.







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If there is a subcategory or a genre that has brought the best films or the best television shows then that genre must have been world wars, films like Saving Private Ryan, The Pianist, Schindler’s List, Unbroken, and Hacksaw Ridge are considered among the greatest war films ever made and shows like Band of Brothers and The Pacific has managed to gather a promising rating on IMDB.

Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott has teamed up with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight to adapt a book titled Roads to Freedom into 10 episode miniseries that will showcase world war survival and battle stories not just from the US or UK but from countries like Russia, Germany, and Israel as well. The show will focus on the dwellings of the people during those traumatic times.

 

Ridley Scott currently has a lot on his plate as he is directing a film titled House of Gucci a full-length feature starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga later on he will be moving onto his next project titled Kitbag starring Joaquin Phoenix. House of Gucci will chronicle the rise and fall of Gucci who is globally known for giving birth to the eponymous fashion brand.

Kitbag will narrate the conquest of Europe led by Napoleon Bonaparte for his beloved wife and the empire he succeeds to build and overthrow after he fails to get her heart. The film will be shot and viewed from Napoleon’s wife Josephine’s point of view.

On the other hand, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is teaming up with Benedict Cumberbatch for a war drama film titled War Magician. The story will follow a 1930s stage magician who teams up with the British military in order to bring down the Nazis by deception and trickery. Benedict who already has quite an experience in world war films like War Horse, 1917, and The Imitation Game will use it to flow his character through the world war arc.







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