Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Pacific, the Successor to Band of Brothers

Photo from the production
Hollywood Reporter
April 25, 2007
HBO Films has given the green light to "The Pacific," the long-gestating 10-hour miniseries from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg that serves as the follow-up to the duo's Emmy-winning 2001 HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."

Filming on the epic, which HBO Films is producing in association with Playtone and DreamWorks Television, is set to begin this summer in Australia.

As far as budget goes, "Pacific" will outpace "Brothers," which in 2001 became the most expensive miniseries ever at more than $120 million. Sources indicated that "Pacific" will cost nearly $200 million.

In 2005, HBO chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht said the premium cable network was planning to spend a total of $300 million on "Pacific" and another high-profile mini, the seven-hour "John Adams," also from Playtone (HR 7/18/05).

A companion piece to the World War II saga "Brothers," "Pacific" tracks the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines -- Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge -- across the vast canvas of the Pacific, from the first clash with the Japanese in the jungles of Guadalcanal to the triumphant return home after V-J Day.
Didn't know about this, can't wait for it to come out. Though we have to wait till sometime 2009 :(


Kamiel said...

i can't wait to see this mini-serie.

annom said...

I want to see!

dekus said...

make it faster!