It has been a couple of months since we have heard any additional whispers concerning the doable Gladiator sequel that has been within the works since, effectively, you realize, for the reason that first film hits theaters manner again in 2000. And right now appears to be no totally different as this morning we’ve got phrase by way of the producers of the deliberate Gladiator 2, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, that they’re nonetheless working with director Ridley Scott and Peter Craig on the movie and the story will decide up 25-30 years later, which is sensible.
The manufacturing pair had been out and about selling their latest installment within the Males in Black collection. In the course of the latest and ongoing press tour for MIB 4, Parkes and MacDonald dropped this new data on Gladiator 2 with MacDonald saying this.
“We’re working with Ridley Scott, that’s one we wouldn’t touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate. We’re working with an amazing writer as well, Peter Craig.”
Parkes added this.
“It picks up the story 30 years later… 25 years later.”
Now I know what you are considering? Who is that this Peter Craig fellow that the producers have put in control of such an… essential, can I name this an essential script? Ah, why not. Anyhow, despite the fact that you’ve got in all probability by no means heard of the person, that does not by any means imply the screenwriter is a slouch. Not by a protracted shot. Craig is, actually, recognized for putting pen to paper behind the scenes of such new classics. They embody Ben Affleck’s The City starring Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, Francis Lawrence’s The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay – Half 1 & 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, Jean-François Richet’s Blood Father starring Mel Gibson, and Nicolai Fuglsig’s 12 Sturdy with Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon.
The person additionally has another excessive profile films within the works equivalent to Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming Prime Gun sequel Prime Gun: Maverick starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Val Kilmer, and the live-action adaptation of the favored anime Cowboy Bebop. So it appears the powers that be behind the scenes of Gladiator 2 snagged one of many highest profile script-men on the market. Is sensible. That is, in any case, an essential script.
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And talking of scripts, the unique Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scottfrom a screenplay written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson based mostly on a narrative by Franzoni. Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, and Branko Lustig produced, and the movie starred Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus, Connie Nielsen as Lucilla, Oliver Reed as Antonius Proximo, Derek Jacobi as Senator Gracchus, and Djimon Hounsou as Juba. Richard Harris joined as Marcus Aurelius, and Spencer Deal with Clark as Lucius Verus. The movie was nominated for 12 Academy Awards together with Greatest Unique Screenplay, Greatest Supporting Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Greatest Director for Ridley Scott. It received 5 together with Greatest Image, Greatest Actor, Greatest Visible Results, Greatest Costume Design, and Greatest Sound Mixing. Will there ever really be a Gladiator 2? I guess solely time will inform. This replace involves us by way of Hey You Guys.