Warner Bros Picks Up Jonathan Liebesman's Julius Caesar Action Pitch

July 13, 2011
Source: Deadline

Jonathan Liebesman

More epic historical action coming our way. Deadline reports that Warner Bros has acquired a pitch for an "epic-sized" story about Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar, but it is not a biopic. The project is being developed by director Jonathan Liebesman (The Killing Room, Battle Los Angeles, Clash of the Titans 2) from a screenplay by Chris Boal, The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal's brother. They explain that the "idea is to create a sweeping drama with a big movie star part" and it will of course have plenty of fights, so maybe a bit like 300, but with the Roman empire, as the story focuses on Caesar building the 10th Legion in Spain.

The idea for the project, which doesn't have a title but I wouldn't be surprised if it's called Caesar, originally came from Jonathan Liebesman and was developed by Warner Bros producer Basil Iwanyk, who's currently working with him on Clash of the Titans 2. "It's an original pitch that is not a biopic as much a Patton-like approach that covers the time in which Caesar was sent to Spain on a detail no one else wanted." That's an interesting setup, I hope it turns out badass. Liebesman also had his kinetic action movie Odysseus pitch picked up by Warner Bros a few years ago, so it sounds like he's got quite a few other historical epics on his plate after he finishes the Clash of the Titans sequel. Sounds good either way, but I want to see more sci-fi!

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Guest22324 on Jul 14, 2011


He only waste producer's money and wasting people's time,everybody saw his crap battle la movie.

ttr on Jul 14, 2011


I can see more shitty movies like The Eagle all over again

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011


Imperator gives the reader a fresh perspective on the life story of the man that would rise from the streets of Rome to the pinnacle of power and world domination. Witness the youth and adventures of a man whose very name would come to symbolize unrivaled power and become the coveted title every Roman Emperor to follow would assume, a man whose policy of Clemency toward his enemies would seal his fate on the “Ides of March”.Meet the Caesar you never knew! IMPERATOR

Imperator Author on Jul 19, 2011


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