In the same interview with the NY Post that revealed the possibility of a Call of Duty movie being made, Scottish actor Kevin McKidd also talked about HBO’s Rome and the rumored feature film that its producers are hoping to make of it.
Since Rome was canceled WAY too soon, not much has been spoken of it; but within the past year or so, Ray Stevenson began speaking of a possible movie that producer Bruno Heller wanted to make that would be based on the show. The very thought of this is immensely exciting for fans like myself who thirst for more of this merciless, graphic, semi-historically accurate series, but the situation would also be a tricky one as Rome was one of the most expensive shows ever made (the reason why HBO killed it so quickly), and most of its sets were destroyed (supposedly). Another tricky aspect would be the content — as I’ve said before: the content on HBO included countless things that you would NEVER see in a theatrical production, so it would be difficult indeed.
In McKidd’s case, his Lucius Vorenus character had a questionable curtain call in the series finale, but he assures us that he would be involved if it happened.
There is a script that is being shopped and it’s supposedly very good, I haven’t seen it, but I am definitely going to be a part of the movie. He [Vorenus] is very much alive, so that should be a fun story to tell.
If this is the only way I can get my eyes on some more Rome, then by all means, please, let it become so. If anyone from HBO is reading, I beg of you — do this movie yourselves! Even if it’s just one two-hour special, the fact that it could be built as the show was built would be beyond important to the final product. I’d much prefer the show itself came back, but this could be something to love, without one doubt.
If you have not seen Rome, then you’re in luck. The complete series was fittingly released this very week, and you should get and watch it immediately!