Ridley Scott Is Back In The Arena To Shoot 'Gladiator 2'

Following All the Money in the World, Ridley Scott now wants to film the sequel to his masterpiece Gladiator, which was released in 2000.

Aged 80 years old, Ridley Scott now wants to direct the sequel Gladiator 2. The director already spoke publicly of his desire to continue the adventures of his characters several years ago. He even mentioned bringing Maximus back to the arena, despite the rather older appearance of actor Russell Crowe after the 18 years which have passed since the original movie was released.

According to information from Deadline, the hero killed at the end of the film, after losing his wife and son, will not be brought back from the dead. The sequel will instead focus on the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the son of Lucilla, Lucius.

Lucius was played by Spencer Treat Clark in the original film. The child actor also appeared in Mystic River and Unbreakable. Today, he continues to work as an actor and will soon be making an appearance in Glass by M. Night Shyamalan, playing the role of Joseph Dunn.

Peter Craig, the screenwriter for Top Gun: Maverick, Hunger Games (part 1 and 2) and The Town has been hired for this crazy project. Funding for the movie will be provided by Ridley Scott and his production company, Scott Free Production, which he runs with his brother, Tony Scott (True Romance, Top Gun).

Rumor has it that the project will no longer be produced by DreamWorks, but that it will be Paramount instead which will develop the movie, with possible financial participation from Universal. 

Gladiator raked in 457 million dollars at the box office and won 45 awards, including five Oscars: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing.

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