Sarà Apple a sostenere il progetto di Ridley Scott su Napoleone, intitolato Kitbag, ovvero gavetta.
Il titolo viene da una frase dello stesso protagonista che usava dire che c’era qualcosa di suo nascosto in ogni gavetta dei suoi soldati.
Joaquin Phoenix interpreterà Napoleone, con le riprese fissate per l’inizio del 2022 in Inghilterra.
Secondo Scott “Napoleon is a man I’ve always been fascinated by. He came out of nowhere to rule everything — but all the while he was waging a romantic war with his adulterous wife Josephine. He conquered the world to try to win her love, and when he couldn’t, he conquered it to destroy her, and destroyed himself in the process.”
“No actor could ever embody Napoleon like Joaquin. He created one of movie history’s most complex Emperors in Gladiator, and we’ll create another with his Napoleon. It’s a brilliant script written by David Scarpa, and today there’s no better partner than Apple to bring a story like this to a global audience.”