HBO's 'Rome' to get the big screen treatment

by Joey Paur

Remember that really good show on HBO called 'Rome' that we only got two seasons of? Well it looks like the creater Bruno Heller is working on getting a big screen movie made to wrap up everything they didn't get to cover in its short 2 seasons. When 'Rome ' was cancelled it was far from over they had plans to get five seasons in, but the show was so expensive to produce I guess everyone thought is wouldn't be worth it. Bruno tells THR:

"I discovered halfway through writing the second season the show was going to end, The second was going to end with death of Brutus. Third and fourth season would be set in Egypt. Fifth was going to be the rise of the messiah in Palestine. But because we got the heads-up that the second season would be it, I telescoped the third and fourth season into the second one, which accounts for the blazing speed we go through history near the end. There's certainly more than enough history to go around."

I thought it was strange how they were fast forwarding through so much history, but when you find out the show is getting cancelled you do what you can to wrap it up. I really hope this movie gets done, imagine what they will be able to do with a really good budget. So how is the movie coming along?

"It's moving along. It's not there until it is there. I would love to round that show off."

And if it gets made I will be there to see it.


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