Roland Emmerich on board FremantleMedia’s Lawrence of Arabia

FremantleMedia International is developing a six-hour miniseries based on Lawrence of Arabia.

The project will be written by Clive Bradley and Rod Lurie, with the latter producing alongside Marc Frydman and world-renowned film director Roland Emmerich.

Michael Korda will be the historical consultant on the project.

The miniseries will focus on the journey of the British Army officer TE Lawrence who became famous as Lawrence of Arabia, due to his unique role with Arab leaders during World War One. His story was also recreated as a 1962 film of the same name directed by David Lean and starring Peter O’Toole.

This is the latest project to be added to FremantleMedia International’s drama slate. It also includes The Maid, based on Joan of Arc from writer Craig Pearce and Pukeko Pictures; an adaptation of Andrew Nagorski’s book Hitlerland from writer Marshall Herskovitz; and The Drivers, with writer Michael Hirst, Headline Pictures and Scott Free Productions. It is also making an English-language adaptation of French drama Les Revenants (aka They Came Back, working title) with producer Paul Abbott.

Source: FremantleMedia