Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg team up again for HBO

January 20, 2013


You're one of those who very much enjoyed Band of Brothers and The Pacific? Then you will be happy to know that HBO confirmed that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are teaming up again for a third World War II miniseries.

The untitled project will use historian Donald L. Miller's nonfiction book Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany as its source material. The upcoming miniseries will focus on the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force, known as the men of the Mighty Eighth. 

 

The project has been in development for months and is now moving forward as they have acquired the right to the book. Additional source material will be used for the miniseries.

Band of Brothers was made in 2001 and had a $125-million budget. The Pacific blew its budget out to $200 million in 2010. Both shows received critical acclaims, landing several Emmy Awards with the former also winning a Golden Globe for Best miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. It also received unequalled acclaim from the veterans. There is no doubt that we can expect this third miniseries to be of the same quality.

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Mitch Regal, February 24, 2013

I wish that Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Hanks would team up for the Battle of Leyte Gulf. I would like to see the Taffe 3 group get the recognition they deserve. This would include the crew of the USS Johnson and Commander Ernest Evers. Thank You, Mitch Regal


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Mike Cameron, February 26, 2013

Mr. Hanks Have been a great fan of both Band of Brothers and The Pacific. I love anything to do with military history and you and Mr. Spielberg depict it all very well. I was curious if by chance you could put something together about the First World War , about the marines there, make an awesome movie or mini series, I even have the perfect title "Belleau Wood" look forward to something someday