Napoleon director Ridley Scott has compared the making of the film to building a "ridiculously challenging Lego kit".
The historical epic, which is set to star Joaquin Phoenix as the titular French military commander, will chart the Emperor's rise and fall, "through the lens of his addictive and volatile relationship with Empress Joséphine" (Vanessa Kirby), according to its official synopsis.
Scott, however, has likened directing the film to a surprising metaphor involving everyone's favourite plastic building blocks.
"These kinds of films are like climbing a mountain," Scott explained to Entertainment Weekly.
"At the ground level, the peak looks a long way off," he continued.
"But as you climb up the hill with your partners in this ridiculously challenging Lego kit of information you're trying to put together, sometimes pieces don't fit and you're already at 20,000 feet. It's a continual day-by-day process, but that's why I do it. I love it."
The first trailer for the film gave viewers a glimpse of dramatic action sequences set across sprawling battlefields and Bonaparte's equally tempestuous relationship with Joséphine.
Napoleon is not the first historical epic to be helmed by Scott; his previous work includes Gladiator (2000) and Kingdom of Heaven (2005).
Napoleon will be released in theatres November 22, before releasing on Apple TV+ at a later date.
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