Stanley Kubrick's 1956 Screenplay THE DOWNSLOPE To Be Made Into A Trilogy

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Stanley Kubrick's 1956 Screenplay THE DOWNSLOPE To Be Made Into A Trilogy
Deadline reported earlier that a screenplay that Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket) wrote in 1956 will be developed into a trilogy. Kubrick wrote the civil war era screenplay, The Downslope, between other war films, Fear and Desire and Paths to Glory. The trilogy of films will be produced by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball and World War Z) and he will direct the first installment. 

An anti-war story, The Downslope focuses on a bitter, strategic series of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley between young Union General George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby (known as the Gray Ghost for his stealth strategies). His cavalrymen, known as Mosby's Rangers, continually outsmarted the much-larger enemy forces in a sequence of raids, which enraged Custer and eventually created a fierce cycle of revenge between the two men.

The following two films will follow the events of the first film with the journey west and the settling of the American frontier.

According to the report Kubrick spent years researching the conflict with Civil War historian Shelby Foote. He made maps and notes planning the film shoot, with everything based on historical events. 

The last Kubrick screenplay to be shot post-mortem was Speilberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence
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