Steven Spielberg is reported to be working on a project that the late Stanley Kubrick was unable to finish himself, though it was a long-term passion of his. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kubrick never actually came around to making Napoleon, though it remained an underlying project of his for some time. He reportedly once told studio executives that he wanted Napoleon to be “the best movie ever made,” in typically humble Kubrick fashion.

Spielberg is not in the business of making a Napoleon movie though, according to the report. Instead, the famed Lincoln director wants to adapt Kubrick’s Napoleon into a TV series. “I’ve been developing Stanley Kubrick’s screenplay for a miniseries, not a motion picture,” Spielberg announced on the French TV station Canal Plus, though his representatives had no further information on the project. This would not be the first time that Spielberg has taken on a Kubrick-developed project, either. Kubrick had worked on A.I. for many years before handing it over to Spielberg to complete.

Stanley Kubrick was an innovative movie director, best known for cult classics such as A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. He passed away suddenly in March 1999, aged 70, just a few days before he was due to finish editing his final movie, Eyes Wide Shut. He never saw the final version of the movie, which starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.