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.