Mark Wahlberg has signed on to produce a Julius Caesar origin film called The Roman. The movie is described as being in the same vein as Batman Begins. I love how new upcoming movies are still being likened to Batman Begins, it's still setting the standard for filmmakers.
According to Deadline, this is a story "that envisions the future dictator as a young general in the Roman army in a rarely discussed period of his life. Kidnapped by Cilician pirates and enslaved on their prison island, Caesar escapes with his men while the decisions he makes during this time directly affect the political and social upheavals happening in Rome. As Plutarch tells it, Caesar maintained such an air of superiority during his imprisonment that he demanded his captors more than double the ransom they had placed on his life; after he escaped, he made his way back and brutally crucified the perpetrators as he’d vowed he would. Upon his return to Rome, Caesar powered into politics on his way toward ruling the empire."
The script was written by Travis Baker and Richard Tanne, and the next step is to bring in a director. There's no word on Wahlberg starring in the film, but I imagine that it's a possibility. What do you think of the concept of a a Julius Caesar origin movie? Via: Deadline