Filmmaker Ridley Scott has started working on a new ‘Gladiator’ movie after years of discussion with Paramount Pictures.
Peter Craig of ‘The Town’ fame has been roped in to pen the script, reported Variety.
‘Gladiator’, which released in 2000, featured Russell Crowe as Maximus, a General in the Roman army, who is betrayed by the Emperor and left for dead while his family is brutally murdered. He is eventually forced to become a gladiator after being captured by slave traders, who lead him back to Rome to fight as a gladiator while plotting his revenge against Emperor that betrayed him.
The film won the Best Picture and Best Actor award at the Oscars and went on to make USD 460 million at box office worldwide.