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ROME Moving Forward

A theatrical version of HBO's "Rome" moving forward.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 05, 2010
Source: Entertainment Weekly


Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) on ROME(2007).
© HBO

After a year or so of hints from "Rome" creator/executive Bruno Heller, it looks like a theatrical adaptation of the HBO series is moving forward. Entertainment Weekly report that sources confirm big-screen sequel to the sword-and-sandals series is well underway. 

Heller has finished a script for Morning Light Productions, which financed the development and will produce the film. The company is looking for a director and a studio to distribute.

The HBO series aired from 2005-07 and took place during Ancient Rome, beginning with Caesar’s invasion of Gaul and continuing with the rise of the first Emperor Augustus. The series centered on soldiers Pullo (Ray Stevenson) and Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), who will likely sign onto the movie, which picks up in Germany four years after the series ended.

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shadowspawn73 3/5/2010 4:36:56 AM

THIRTEEEEENTH...

This just made my day.. Happy Friday everyone...

Chris Beveridge 3/5/2010 4:39:05 AM

 Squee!

jppintar326 3/5/2010 5:20:26 AM

So long as they get rid of that brat Caesarian.  Why didn't they kill him off in the final episode?

pilgram 3/5/2010 6:03:01 AM

Hell yea! Best news I have gotten all day.

lusiphur 3/5/2010 6:12:03 AM

 Looks like I'll have to get the Blu-Rays of this before the film comes out.  Otherwise I, like anyone who hasn't seen it, will probably be lost.  I've heard great things about it, so I'm not so heartbroken about shelling out the $$ to finally see it.

lancedenier 3/5/2010 6:28:45 AM

Awesome!  I hope this turns into a franchise.

Rheul_home 3/5/2010 6:48:27 AM

This is good news indeed. I cant imagine that a Rome film could be half as engrossing as the series was though. I wonder how they will bridge the gap between the end of the series and the film? The series had such a solid ending... If that isnt handled properly it could hurt the overall film.

monkeyfoot 3/5/2010 8:28:38 AM

I like this but I wonder if there is a general audience for this for theaters. Alot of people have never seen or heard of the show. But I guess if they make it interesting to the uninitiated it will be good.

axia777 3/5/2010 8:42:48 AM

Cool!  But why?  What story are they going to tell?  The story was done.  That is what i LOVED about Rome.  It knew when to leave town because it was finished.  It did not do the X-Files and just keep limping forward after the main story arc was over with.  So let's get with sotry details people!  It will amke me more of less interrested depending on what they say. 

Otherwise, Game of Thrones is going to OWN Rome!  GO GO GAME OF THRONES!

redhairs99 3/5/2010 8:57:07 AM

I liked Rome and I'd be glad to see this, but...SPOILERS>>>>>>>

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Didn't Vorenous or Pullo die at the end fo the series?  Someone jog my memory 'cause it's been what 3 years since I've seen this show.

Now, if only we could get those Deadwood films we were promised!

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