The Pacific 2010
A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines: With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. The series will tell the stories of the two authors and Marine John Basilone, as the war against the Empire of Japan rages.
Given the literary sources mentioned above, the series will feature well-known battles involving the 1st Marine Division, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima.Hugh Ambrose has authored the official tie-in book to the series, which follows the stories of the five men featured in the series.
The Pacific is being produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO Films, Playtone, Dreamworks, and Seven Network. Seven invested in the project for the right to broadcast it in Australia. Nine Network has previously broadcast the HBO productions of The Sopranos and Band of Brothers.
In April 2007 the producers set up a production office in Melbourne and began casting.
Filming of the series in Australia, started August 10, 2007, and finished in late May 2008.
As of April 2009 the score is being finalized and the series is estimated to premiere in March 2010.
Steven Spielberg och Tom Hanks... ja, då är det möjligen värt att se :P