HBO's "Rome" moving forward with movie

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Exclusive: HBO series 'Rome' may finally be headed to the big screen
by Lynette Rice

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.

Rome the 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
and Vorenus, who appeared to die at the end of the series.
Deal me in boys.  I really enjoyed "Rome" and have been looking forward to
a movie.  I've been watching "Spartacus" but it doesn't have the acting
quality of "Rome".  Although I must say  Lucy Lawless is worth the price
of admission.  One question.  Didn't Vorenus die at the end of "Rome's"
second season?  So how are they going to resurrect him for the movie, if
it occurs four years after the point where the series ended?

Irish Mike

I stood on the Dublin docks and my future was uncertain in a place where
fortunes are won or lost on the turning of a card.

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