Friday, March 5, 2010

IT'S OFFICIAL: HBO'S "ROME" IS GETTING A FEATURE FILM

Our suffering is finally over: after years of rumors it is now official - "Rome", which many believe was the best historical show ever, will get its feature film. "Entertainment Weekly" has just released new details about the film finally moving forward:
Fans of HBO's critically-beloved (but short-lived) series "Rome" may not have seen the last of Vorenus and Pullo. Multiple sources have confirmed to EW that a big-screen sequel to the sword-and-sandals series is well underway. "Rome" creator/ executive Bruno Heller - who went on to create CBS's hit "The Mentalist" - has finished a script for Morning Light Productions, which financed the development and will produce the film. Series stars Kevin McKidd (Lucius Vorenus) and Ray Stevenson (Titus Pullo) will likely sign onto the movie, which picks up in Germany four years after the series ended. The next step for Morning Light is to find a director and a studio, since HBO Films won't be involved.
As you remember "Rome" aired from 2005-07 dealing with wars, battles, political and social intrigues, sex, love and friendship in the ancient empire. Many actors have continued successful careers after starring in this show: McKidd, Stevenson, James Purefoy, Polly Walker, Ciaran Hinds, Simon Woods...

10 comments:

  1. "Every city has its secrets"....Interesting! I think it will be fantastic.

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  2. If you haven't seen the series, Avalon, you definitely should :)

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  3. Excellent! That was an amazing series. I'm glad they'll use the original actors

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  4. Without Julius Caesar (the unforgetable Ciarán Hinds) and the pair Vorenus-Pullo, I must say that Rome won't be the same.

    As for Vorenus? Is he really dead?

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  5. Differently from you people, my only concern is whether my favourite Atia Balba (Polly Walker) would be in the movie :)))) And I also adore Simon Woods, who played emperor Octavian at the end of the series, so it would be nice to see him again.

    Vorenus is dead, but they will find some way to revive him :))

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  6. A year later and no word. I guess it's not going to be made...

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  7. no Jaccsy, you didn't get it right - this is the latest news, the shooting is official! They just need to find a studio and a director.

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  8. Sylvie, welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY,I love your Ciaran Hinds website :)

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  9. The word "sequel" tells everything, there wont be Julius Caesar, because he was kill on the show.

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  10. Yes, there will be no Julius Caesar since the story will be set after the show, and as you know Caesar was part of the story only in the first season.

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