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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in the grips of another World War II flashback

After awaking in another cold sweat to phone Steven Spielberg in the middle of the night, Tom Hanks is officially readying another World War II miniseries, consumed all over again by flashbacks to all the fallen soldiers they’ve still failed to bring home as Emmys. As rumored back in October, the duo’s follow-up to Band Of Brothers and The Pacific will this time be focused on aerial battles, taking as its source material Donald Miller’s book Masters Of The Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany, and covering Hanks and Spielberg’s oft-told tale from one of its last remaining vantage points. “We’ve still got to go back for the tanks and dogs!” Hanks will scream at Spielberg in some forthcoming pre-dawn panic, until Spielberg once more rocks him back to sleep by softly humming “Over There.”

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