In the last 16 years, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have teamed up three times to tell the story of World War II.
First came Saving Private Ryan, with Hanks acting and Spielberg directing. They followed it with two miniseries for HBO: Band of Brothers -- about American troops in Europe -- in 2001, and The Pacific -- which followed the war against Japan -- nine years later.
Now they've reteamed for another HBO miniseries, this one based on a book by a Lafayette College professor.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network is developing a new miniseries that "will explore the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force -- known as the men of the Mighty Eighth."
Lafayette historian and World War II expert Donald Miller wrote about the Eighth in his 2007 book Masters of the Air.
At the time of its publication, Booklist said "it may prove to be the standard history of the Eighth Air Force."
This isn't Miller's first time working with HBO. He worked as a consultant for The Pacific, as well as for a documentary He Has Seen War, which dealt with the aftermath of World War II. He also consulted on WWII in HD, which was produced by Easton's Lou Reda productions for The History Channel.
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