The Aryan Papers by Stanley Kubrick
The family of the late film director Stanley Kubrick has called on Hollywood studio bosses to make his last, unfinished film, which he was forced to postpone before his death, says The Times. Stanley Kubrick’s research sources for The Aryan Papers are now on display at an Edinburgh Festival exhibition.
The film was to be based on Louis Begley’s novel Wartime, about a fleeing Polish Jew and her nephew who pretended to be Catholic to avoid the Nazis. Kubrick, the director of The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange, was due to begin shooting the film in the Czech Republic in the early ’90s, but were shelved in the wake of Schindler’s List’s massive popularity and Oscar success.
Kubrick died of a heart attack in 1999 days after completing his final film, Eyes Wide Shut. Another uncompleted project of his was Artificial Intelligence: AI, which was directed by Steven Spielberg in 2001.
Kubrick’s family think that Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) would be a suitable director for The Aryan Papers.