London – FremantleMedia International has announced the development of a six hour event mini-series based on the legendary story of Lawrence of Arabia. The epic drama will be produced by renowned director and producer Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Patriot, 2012 and the upcoming White House Down) along with Marc Frydman and Rod Lurie. It will be written by award-winning screenwriter Clive Bradley and Rod Lurie. Biographer Michael Korda will be the official historical consultant on the project. Michael Korda and the Korda family have for a long time been associated with excellence in filmmaking in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

The production will centre on the heroic journey of the British Army officer T.E. Lawrence who became famous as “Lawrence of Arabia” owing to his unique role with Arab leaders during World War I. His story was recreated in the 1962 film of the same name, widely considered as one of the most influential films in the history of cinema.