Movie mogul Steven Spielberg is saddling up to take charge of an epic western TV series.

The Jaws director has signed on as executive producer for a 12-hour epic about the settlement of the Western frontier.

Spielberg's DREAMWORKS TELEVISION team will start work on the ambitious TV project next summer (04), with a view to completing it by the following summer (05).

The tale of the Old West will be told through the eyes of two successive generations of American and Native American families.

The western has become a new trend in America with hit TV shows like MONTE WALSH and PEACEMAKERS and Kevin Costner's new film Open Range all following traditional western themes.

30/07/2003 09:07