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HBO’s Rome Gets a Big Screen Script

HBO has produced some great programming. One of their best was the series Rome. It was the tale of ancient Rome told through the eyes of two Roman soldiers, Vorenus and Pullo, who are actually mentioned by Julius Caesar. The series was one of the best things HBO ever did, but they got cold feet at the prospect of continuing the expensive series and pulled the plug in year.

Sources are confirming that a big screen version is underway with a script written and ready to shoot. Bruno Heller, (The Mentalist) has the script ready and Morning Light Productions has financed the development and production of the film.

Kevin McKidd (Lucius Vorenus)  and Ray Stevenson (Titus Pullo,) are supposed to be ready to return to their roles which will pick up the action in Germany four years after the series ended. A director and a studio has to be found. HBO isn’t involved in the film. There’s no information why HBO has no involvement.

The series ran from 2005-2007. It’s a shame the series wasn’t allowed to complete its scheduled five year run. There was so much history to mine and the last year, while still excellent rushed to its conclusion.

One note. At the end of the series it appeared Lucius Vorenus had died. I guess he’s about to be resurrected.

This could make a good film if produced as well as the original series was. Anyone have any thoughts on the revival of Rome?

Robin Ruinsky has been a writer since penning her autobiography in fourth grade. Along the way she's studied theater at Syracuse University, worked with Woody Allen starring most of the time on the cutting room floor. A segue into the punk rock scene followed but writing was always the main focus. She writes for various crafty, artsy magazines about people who make craftsy, artsy collectible things. But her first love is writing fiction and film criticism which some people think are the same thing.

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