The monumental film “Gladiator” was the big Oscar-winner in 2001. Directed by Ridley Scott, the visually stunning epic won five trophies, including Best Picture and Lead Actor Russell Crowe.
Now 80-year-old Scott has targeted a sequel, as the industry journals “Deadline.com”, “Hollywood Reporter” and other US media reported. US scriptwriter Peter Craig (“The Hunger Games”, “Top Gun: Maverick”) was commissioned with the script for “Gladiator 2”, it said.
At the end of the original movie, both protagonists die in a duel, the hero-acclaimed Gladiator Maximus (Crowe) and his rival, the devious Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). The sequel should revolve around the young Lucius, son of Commodus sister Lucilla (Connie Nielsen).
The Brit Scott recently shot the drama “All Money of the World” (2017). In “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), the continuation of his sci-fi hit “Blade Runner” in 1982, he was only on executive as an executive producer, directed by the Canadian Denis Villeneuve. At first, nothing was known about a possible shooting start for “Gladiator 2”.