One of the best examples of television in the past year was "The Pacific," which was suitably honored at the 2010 Emmy Awards ceremony a few nights ago. The miniseries, created, written and co-produced by Bruce McKenna, was actually a spiritual successor to HBO's equally excellent Europe-based World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers." Between the two miniseries', it would seem that most of the war has been covered by McKenna and his fellow producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
It turns out, that's not the case.
For his next trick, McKenna plans to return to the same territory just covered in his Emmy-winning miniseries, only this time with a tighter focus and a big screen, 3D presentation. Next up is a feature-length tale set during World War II's Battle of Midway, Variety reports. Akiva Goldsman will produce at his Weed Road Pictures. The naval showdown, which occurred in 1942, was an important U.S. victory over the Japanese six months after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
No matter what, I think this McKenna flick will be better than the movie "Pearl Harbor." No word on whether or not "Pacific" producers Spielberg and Hanks will be signing up for this tour of duty.