Found this in another forum, sorry no link. Would be cool if Winters is still in it. IIRC at the end of the series, wasnt it Winters who wanted to go to the Pacific? Australia set to score $150m deal for war epic Rachel Browne April 8, 2007
THE multimillion dollar sequel to Steven Spielberg's acclaimed World War II series, Band Of Brothers, is bound for Australia. Production of the sequel, titled The Pacific, is expected to be confirmed this month.
With a budget of more than $150 million, the 10-part series is the most expensive ever made in Australia.
While the producers - Home Box Office, Tom Hanks's Playtone and Spielberg's DreamWorks - have not made an official comment about The Pacific, they have set up a production office in Melbourne and commenced casting.
The cameras are expected to start rolling in August, with locations to include Far North Queensland, Melbourne and the Northern Territory.
The sequel to Band Of Brothers focuses on the US involvement in the war in the Pacific and is anticipated to be based in Australia for close to a year.
It will employ about 280 Australian actors, including almost 20 male leads and at least 250 in supporting roles or as extras.
Producers have chosen to base the series at Melbourne's Central City Studios over Sydney's Fox Studios or Warner Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
AusFilm chief executive officer Mark Woods said a production as big as The Pacific would be a significant boost to the Australian film business.
"A production of the size and scale of The Pacific shooting in Australia would transform the local film industry," he said. "It is a huge production. If it does end up based here, it would be very exciting."
Australia has lobbied heavily for The Pacific to be based here.
It's about time they started filming... let's just hope that this time around it won't be too 1 american for 5 germans as per the western europe series but I'm probably wanting too much. Kind of like a canadian BoB to be made...
Love this series, and have been hoping for this to happen. Sure hope it all does. Winters was denied his request "His men earned his sticking around" or something to that effect.
Winters won't be there. He never made it there IRL. I dunno who this will focus on though, if it will follow one unit the whole time, cover the entire war or just one island or what. Also if it will deal with only the infantry again. But here's hopin the Marines get this one
Im so hoping for Tarawa!
probably be edsons raiders though on guadalcanal.
THis is awesome.
Been waiting for this series for along time as well. Even though news on it has been rather sparse, I did manage to find this homepage a while back.
The site hasn't been updated in a while (definitely visit the forums though), but it does have some interesting tidbits.
"It is rumored that the series will follow a USO troupe who travel the Pacific trying to keep Allied soldiers entertained and morally up beat about the war. By doing this, the writers will be able to interwine through various soldiers and civilians who are caught in the conflict. We'll see the stories of cooks, nurses, pilots, infantry, and many others."
Nemo_54;3646070 "It is rumored that the series will follow a USO troupe who travel the Pacific trying to keep Allied soldiers entertained and morally up beat about the war. By doing this, the writers will be able to interwine through various soldiers and civilians who are caught in the conflict. We'll see the stories of cooks, nurses, pilots, infantry, and many others."
Oh no... no Bob Hope please!
Yeah really. Follow the grunts, show their story again. I don't wanna know about some red cross nurse with a sticker that says 'reserve for officers please' on her ass.
Cool. But they'll have to be Marines or miss half the Pacific war. I'd love to see them start with Guadalcanal. (Wake would be better, but there would be no BoB left to follow through the war.)