He died in 1999 at the age of 71, fresh off his first film in over a decade with no plans of stopping.
In fact, a new interview reveals that after the release of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick wanted to make a movie about Pinocchio.
He wanted to do something really big … He said: It would very nice if I could make children laugh and feel happy by making this Pinocchio.
: Artificial Intelligence, a similarly themed project Kubrick worked on for years that was eventually completed by Steven Spielberg.
And yet, Pinocchio is a project several people are currently trying to bring back to the big screen.
Paul Thomas Anderson Boogie Nights was thought to be rewriting a version for Robert Downey Jr; Disney was working on their own version too.