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HBO's 'Rome' May Be On the Big Screen

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 8th 2010 6:29PM
Rome Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider is reporting that the film version of the HBO series 'Rome' is pushing forward. The series creator Bruno Heller has written the script, and Morning Light Productions is on board to produce. EW says HBO won't be involved, but thinks two of the series stars, Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson, will be back.

There have been rumors kicking around for a while that there would be a movie version, (Stevenson talked about the script development in an interview with MovieWeb.com last year), but these are the first concrete details to emerge.

The move to the big screen makes sense. The series was still popular with fans and critics when it was canceled. But it was expensive to produce, which made it a hard series for HBO to commit to. The budget for a couple of episodes was probably similar to the budget for a feature film.

Heller can probably tell the story he wants to tell in one long movie, with less of a financial commitment, and, who know, possibly put himself in position to make more 'Rome' sequels. Which would be great for the series' fans.

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amasson2

I bought the season 1 and the 22 all episodes, for a present to my daughter.
I wonder if the season 1 in included in the 22 episode
or should i buy the 22 episode onl, to avoid the repetition of the season 1
Pls comment

April 03 2011 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Penny Douglas

As one of ROME's most loyal fans, I can say that this is GREAT NEWS!! When I first saw season 1 of ROME, I was blown away, especially since I love to study history. I found myself really wanting more and there was so much more of the story that is still to be told and seen. It was done brilliantly by everyone from Bruno Heller to all of the cast and crew, and it was portrayed in such rich and spectacular detail.
Recently, I watched the entire 22 episodes with my older sister and she was blown away. I made a die-hard ROME fan out of her, that's for sure. At first, I didn't think she would like it so I never told her about it for two years, since she is really not in to history at all. She is now!!!!
All I can say is I cannot wait to see a ROME movie! I hope that it is prequel so that some of the other great cast such as my man James Purefoy and Polly Walker, Ciarin Hinds can come back! Great work guys and my favorite series of all time.

ROME fan forever,
Penny D.

March 09 2010 at 8:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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