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TITS AND SWORDFIGHTS? YES, PLEASE.

By 12.01.08

As far as HBO shows go, True Blood can blow me, but Rome was awesome.  And now Rome‘s creator, Bruno Heller, wants to do a movie version. Via THR:

“There is talk of doing a movie version,” he said. “It’s moving along. It’s not there until it is there. I would love to round that show off.”

Heller would not discuss plot ideas, but the original series outline next called for the hedonistic Roman leaders to deal with the rise of a certain problematic rabbi [Schloimo Nussbaum? Who is it?  Why must you play coy with me, Hollywood Reporter?]

The lavish period drama ran for two seasons on HBO, which co-produced the series with the BBC. With the final season of “The Sopranos” as its lead-in, the first season was solidly rated, but high production costs presented the network with a tough call on the pickup. HBO opted for a second season to help get more value from its initial investment but not a third, effectively canceling the show in summer 2006 before the second season debuted the following January. The “Rome” sets were destroyed, and the actors were released from their contracts, making the decision all but irreversible.

HBO executives have since admitted that axing the show probably was a mistake.

I hope it happens.  Rome was great because it was faithful to the source material.  It didn’t pull any of that Bruckheimer crap and turn an awesome historical period into some gay halloween dance party.  95% of that show was bare tits, incest, and sword fighting.  Pretty much like Thanksgiving at my house (but with less BMX stunts).


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