Entertainment One has partnered with producers Steve Lanning and Philip Hobbs’ Philco Films to complete the projects, one of which will become a TV movie and the other a miniseries.
“Downslope,” the movie, is based on a true story by historian and novelist Shelby Foote, and is an epic Civil War drama about Confederate Army Colonel John S. Mosby and his attempts to settle the score after General Custer captured and hanged some of his men.
“God Fearing Man” will be adapted to a miniseries from Kubrick’s script by Stephen R. Clarke, and is inspired by the true story of Herbert Emerson Wilson, a Baptist pastor who became one of early 20th century America’s most adept safe-crackers and bank robbers. Wilson wrote about his experiences in his memoir “I Stole $16,000,000.”
Philco Films announced its intentions to produce the Kubrick screenplays “Downslope,” “God Fearing Man” and “Lunatic at Large” back in 2010. While “God Fearing Man” was always intended to become a miniseries, the initial plan was for “Downslope” to be made into a $100 million feature. Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell were attached to star in the Jim Thompson-adapted “Lunatic at Large,” but there’s no change in status for this last project, which is about an ex-carnival worker and a barfly and which, according to executive producer Bill Kelman, is still being planned as a theatrical film.
Stanley Kubrick passed away in 1999.