Director Roland Emmerich has started developing a "Lawrence of Arabia" dramatic TV miniseries, focusing on historical figure 'T.E. Lawrence' for FremantleMedia International.
"T.E. Lawrence was undoubtedly one of the greatest military and political strategists of our time and a stunningly intrepid Englishman", said FremantleMedia CEO David Ellender.
"The heritage of this story is fascinating – beyond the historical element, it’s a personal tale of emotional turmoil, identity crisis, conflicting loyalties and individual brilliance. The Middle East and Arab Spring as we know them today are linked to Lawrence’s actions, which make this epic incredibly topical. I am delighted that we are working with partners of such high-caliber to bring this project to the screen."
"Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia" author Michael Korda will serve as historical consultant on the series, with a pilot script co-written by Rod Lurie.
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