Project in development with Hutchinson attached as writer
The 1966 film “Is Paris Burning?” is set to be redone as a miniseries.
Producers Prodigy Pictures and Effervescence Group are in development with the project and have hired Ron Hutchinson to write what would be a six-part miniseries. No network is attached.
Originally a bestselling novel, the tome was adapted to the bigscreen and pic starred Kirk Douglas, was directed by Rene Clement and penned by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola.
Plotline involves the fate of the famed European city during World War II, and how the Americans, French and Germans all try to come up with their own plans to save or destroy Paris, as well as those involving the French Resistance.
The story of this updated version will be told from multiple perspectives, including Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Gen. George Patton, Gen. Charles De Gaulle and soldiers and civilians who played a role in saving the City of Lights from being razed to the ground.
Hutchinson’s credits include the USA Network miniseries “Traffic” and the HBO telepic “The Tuskegee Airmen.”
Production will take place in France and throughout Europe. Jay Firestone and Simone Halberstadt Harari will exec produce.