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.