HBO’s ‘Rome’ Movie Still Marching Forward

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 15th, 2014 at 11:18 am,

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Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that a movie based on HBO’s Rome series is indeed underway. We brought you word almost a year ago that a Rome movie is in the works, and now EW has some early details to share.

As reported in 2009 Bruno Heller, who wrote and executive produced the series, is writing the movie script as well; the film will be produced by Morning Light Productions.

The only question that remains is which epoch of Rome will the movie focus on and which cast members will be featured on the big screen?

According to EW:

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.

Interesting, that last part about HBO Films not being involved with the project. People tend to associate the name “HBO Films” with quality, so hearing that this Rome movie won’t be waving that banner might make some fans a bit leery. No worries though: if the principal cast and the original writer are all coming back, I have faith.

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The only thing to do is figure out how to handle Vorenus: last we saw he was seemingly on his death bead, so hearing that Kevin McKidd will return to reprise the role is kind of funny (McKidd himself spoke on that subject recently).

For now, all is well – I am happy to hear that Rome will be returning to the screen, bigger and (hopefully) better than ever.

No word yet on a release date.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Thank God!
    I want this greenlit soon so that McKidd can get out of Seattle Grey A-S-A-P!

  2. Frankly, I'm not that surprised about Vorenus surviving. The way the series finale was done, it very much left the door open for him to return.

  3. besides Deadwood Rome was the best series HBO had I loved it and I am geeked about a movie just keep Lexi Alexander away from it after seeing Punisher WZ I thought for sure Ray Stevenson would never work again

    • really??!?? ray stevenson in my own opinion is an awesome actor,, i really think after the rome movie he will be alot bigger then EVER lmao, i loved rome as well but am i the only one thinking they should have made rome go to season 20!!!! (not literly but you know) i dont care for a big hit movie id much rather hours on hours of watching MORE rome =)

  4. besides Deadwood Rome was the best series HBO had I loved it and I am geeked about a movie just keep Lexi Alexander away from it after seeing Punisher WZ I thought for sure Ray Stevenson would never work again

  5. News from Rome! So happy to hear finally some good news. I was very worried about the non-HBO involvement, but if the writer is on board, well hell yes! Hope they choose as good a director as the one who did the series.

    Ray Stevenson was great as the Punisher. Ray IS the Punisher.

    • Don’t forget that HBO is responsible for the 2 Season being so “off”. I think it is good that HBO is not involved. They mucked up the best T.V. show they ever had

      • Hear hear. It’s over two years since this article was written (Thanksgiving 2012). Where is this Rome movie we have heard so much about?! I agree that having more of the series would be preferable, but I’ll take what I can get. Now even the movie appears to be not happening! Rome really was the best series EVER! Maybe not very historically accurate with regrds to certain characters, but accurate most other things. It was beautifully acted and the stories and sets were just awesome. I am sure I am not in the minority by wanting Rome to continue. They left far too many open questions at the end of season two.

  6. Don't worry about HBO not being involved. They handled Rome badly from the very beginning and now admit they made a mistake when they cancelled it just as the second season was about to film. Bruno Heller is the one who will see that all the roads leading to Rome are the right ones.

  7. Don't worry about HBO not being involved. They handled Rome badly from the very beginning and now admit they made a mistake when they cancelled it just as the second season was about to film. Bruno Heller is the one who will see that all the roads leading to Rome are the right ones.

  8. I´ll love to see the series return instead of a movie, is one of my favorite shows ever¡¡ Now I am waiting for the Game of thrones¡¡

  9. This is awesome. Myself and about 7 of my friends ordered HBO just to see Rome. It was by far the best television series ever made. HBO definitely cancelled Rome prematury as it could’ve been the most watched show they ever had. The Rome movie is the type of movie we’d see in the theatres 3 times

  10. Amazing! I’d love to see This movie! I’d love it even more if after the movie, they continued with the story by bringing the series back to HBO! But vorenus better be alive!

  11. i love it so much.. so much historical… better you watch this kind of movie,, love it..

  12. I would most definately go see this movie and buy the DVD!

  13. I want Rome back, third season or a Movie, PLEASE!!!!!!!

    Greatest history HBO ever made!

  14. Yes great news indeed. Rome was the best. By the way,Ray Stevenson is a excellent actor, check out Kill the Irishman for the proof.

  15. I like very much ROME. especially I like incest events in this ROME movies.So thanks u

  16. I’m still waiting… even if it’s 2 years after this article.

  17. Two years since this article has been writen and still waiting….
    Personally, I´d prefeer to see the series and I say more, a refilm of second season as originally planed would be great!!; the death of brutus at the end of second season,the death of anthony and cleopatra at the end of third season. And then…there is so much to show, all the reign of augustus, his dessapointments with his daugther, the (very suspect) death of his sons, the raise of tiberius, the (suspect) death of augustus, the tiberius era, then…Caligula, Claudius…etcs. It could be done a “neverending” series…why not?

  18. I rather see the continuation of the series….don’t understand why they have stopped it….it is great!
    A movie is better than nothing as long as the actors are the same as the series!

  19. Still waiting………………

    • And still waiting again

  20. What is going on. This series was awesome. Give people what they want to see, not what they don’t.

  21. Just looking through the websites to find anything new about the series – I am happy I am not the only one to be waiting for Rome to come back. Sad, after the magnificent s1 the s2 was packed with the various treads that should be stretched into full story.

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