Indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) has linked with Philip Hobbs and Steve Lanning of UK-based Philco Films on two TV projects from scripts by late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
The screenplays for Downslope, a drama set during the US Civil War, and God Fearing Man, about a famed bank robber, will be produced for television by eOne in association with Lanning and Hobbs, who coproduced Kubrick’s 1987 war film Full Metal Jacket.
eOne will handle all worldwide rights in all media.
“We’re certain audiences and fans will hold a high level of expectation which we plan to deliver,” said eOne Television executive VP Michael Rosenberg. “This is real event television.”
God Fearing Man recounts the true story of Herbert Emerson Wilson, a Canadian minister turned safe-cracker, and has been adapted for TV by UK screenwriter Stephen Clarke from a film script by Kubrick.
Downslope is based on the true story of a Southern colonel’s quest for revenge after several of his men are captured and hanged during the US Civil War.
God Fearing Man and Downslope have been in the works since at least 2010 – together with a third Kubrick script, Lunatic at Large – and were originally destined for the big screen according to reports.