Rupert Sanders to Direct 'Scarface' Style 'Napoleon' Biopic at WB
Since directing Snow White and the Huntsman, commercials director turned filmmaker Rupert Sanders has been linked to the crime thriller 90 Church from "Breaking Bad' writer and producer George Mastras, an adaptation of the espionage thriller The Kill List, and the sci-fi crime thriller The Juliet. Now he has another project on his future slate as THR reports he has signed on to helm Napoleon, a biopic about the historical French military leader set up at Warner Bros. With a script from AMC's "The Killing" writer Jeremy Doner, the film is said to take a Scarface-style approach to the story of the cocky Napoleon Bonaparte. More below!
An inspirational figure who convinced hundreds of thousands of soldiers to follow his military orders and political ideals, Napoleon used the revolutions at the turn of the 19th century to his advantage, and rode his success all the way to becoming Emperor of France. His brilliant strategies made France a superpower in the world, but when he attempted to invade Russia, his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo became a milestone as one of the most famous battles in history. It seems strange to say a film like this will be in the same vein as Scarface, but we suppose Tony Montana and Napoleon Bonaparte have similar goals in their quest for power. We're not sure if Sanders will do this project next, but we'll keep you posted.