Top duo’s war mini-series
Tom Hanks (pictured) re-teams with Steven Spielberg to make a TV mini-series about World War II. The as-yet untitled show for America’s HBO network will tell the story of aerial wars fought by bombers enlisted in the US 8th Air Force, nicknamed The Mighty 8th. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the mini-series will be based on historian Donald L. Miller’s non-fiction book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. Spielberg and Hanks will serve as executive producers on the TV epic, which follows several previous World War II collaborations – multi-Oscar winning 1998 movie Saving Private Ryan, hit mini-series Band of Brothers in 2001, and 2010’s The Pacific filmed at the Gold Coast, Cairns and Melbourne.