SPIELBERG'S QUEST FOR CAMELOT
Building on the success of the World War II epic "Band of Brothers," which he executive produced with Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg is reteaming with HBO for a big-budget period miniseries about the life of King Arthur.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO is close to giving the green light to "Arthur," an eight-episode mini from DreamWorks Television, which Spielberg will executive produce with "Band of Brothers" co-executive producer Tony To.
"Arthur" will revisit the mythology of King Arthur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, mixing the fable with documented accounts of the historic persons believed to have served as prototypes for the legends. The budget for "Arthur," eyed for an early 2003 start date, is expected to be along the lines of the more than $10 million per episode budgets for "Band of Brothers" and "Alexander the Great."