THE HBO channel is all set to premiere its most expensive production — Band of Brothers — in Asia. This $120-million ten-part mini-series is based on Stephen Ambrose’s non-fiction bestseller about a World War II US Army unit. Among the biggest attractions of this serial is that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are its executive producers.
Drawn from hours of interviews with survivors, as well as soldiers’ journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the story of a unit that suffered huge casualties and yet became true American heroes.
According to Mack C Perryman, Band of Brothers is under production and will be ready for television screening only in the later half of the year. He thinks that HBO has frequently produced films based on compelling true stories. This approach has resulted in good television films.
HBO will go in for extensive on-air promotion campaigns and marketing activity in the next few months. As a kick-off, HBO has scheduled the premiere screening of the first two parts of Band of Brothers on June 6, the anniversary of D-Day, on the grounds of the Utah Beach Memorial in Normandy, France.
HBO has spent close to $120 million on the production of Band of Brothers, which is more than any other in-house production undertaken so far. Band of Brothers, combines an epic, heroic story with the production talents of Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and HBO, is sure to result in a stunning treat for HBO viewers, said Mack C Perryman.