Kubricks Call For Final Film

Family wants abandoned project made

Kubricks Call For Final Film

by Owen Williams |
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Stanley Kubrick's research sources for The Aryan Papers are now on display at an Edinburgh Festival exhibition, and the director's family have expressed their desire to see the project finally realised.

The film was to be based on Louis Begley's novel Wartime, about a fleeing Polish Jew and her nephew. Plans to start filming were afoot in the early 90s, but were shelved in the wake of Schindler's List's ubiquity and Oscar success.

“I regret it never got made but it was a decision made by Kubrick and Warner Bros, probably very wisely,” Kubrick's brother-in-law and sometime exec-producer Jan Harlan told The Times, But he believes the time is now right for to revisit Stanley's screenplay, and suggests Ang Lee as a possible behind-the-camera contender.

Another shelved Kubrick project, AI: Artifical Intelligence, was brought to the screen by Steven Spielberg in 2001. Do you think that was successful, or are Kubrick's unfinished projects best left to the imagination? Discuss.

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