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Peter T Chattaway

Gladiator 2

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Link to our thread on Gladiator (2000) -- and Spartacus (1960).

Seems weird to think it has almost been 20 years since Gladiator came out and revived the Greco-Roman epic (and the gap between films will be *at least* that long by the time the sequel gets made, *if* it gets made).

I believe the only sequels Ridley Scott has ever directed to his own films are Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017); he also directed Hannibal (2001), which was a sequel to Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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Ridley Scott Moving Forward With ‘Gladiator 2;’ Peter Craig To Write Script For Paramount
EXCLUSIVE: While he has been eyeing other projects that include a coming of age Merlin movie at Disney, Ridley Scott has begun forward progress on a sequel to Gladiator, the 2000 film which garnered 11 Oscar nominations and five wins including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe. While Crowe’s Maximus character met his end in the classic original film, Gladiator 2 will follow the continuing story of Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), The youth was the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the weaselly son of Roman leader Marcus Aurelius who murdered his father seized the throne and wound up in the gladiator ring with Maximus, who though mortally wounded, skewered the emperor before fading into the great beyond to reunite with his slain wife and son. Maximus saved the boy and his mother while avenging his own family, and left a strong impression on the young Lucius.
The original was made by DreamWorks and distributed by Universal. Sources said the charge here is being led by Scott and his Scott Free banner. Oscar nominated for the first film, Scott wants to direct the film, and they are setting Peter Craig, whose credits include The Town and two Hunger Games films, as well as 12 Strong and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick. He also just turned in the script for the remake of Logan’s Run to Warner Bros, Simon Kinberg and Joel Silver, and is just finishing adapting Stags for Fox 2000. . . .
Deadline.com, November 1

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