The long awaited companion piece to HBO's Band of Brothers is in the final works and set for a release in March 2010. The ten part miniseries (produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg) will focus on three U.S. Marines and their experiences throughout the Pacific Theater of World War II. One includes Marine Eugene B. Sledge, who survived the nightmarish fighting on the islands of Peleliu and Okinawa. Sledge kept a secret diary in a New Testament since journals were not allowed. He later wrote the classic memoir With the Old Breed based on his diary entries. There has been a lot of buzz about this series and is sure to become a classic. Expectations are high and I am hopeful it won't disappoint. The film chronicles the Pacific War from Guadalcanal in 1942 to VJ Day in 1945. Stay tuned.
Here is a behind the scenes look at the series.
And the official trailer...Enjoy!