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Ridley Scott leads the way with a sequel to "Gladiator" Deadline reported on Thursday
Scott, who staged the original 2000 film with Russell Crowe, plans to re-take the helm, and "Top" The scriptwriter Peter Craig von Gun: Maverick was, according to the entertainment site, which quoted unnamed sources, with the script "Gladiator 2" labeled.
The Scott-controlled project is in early-stage development with Paramount According to Hollywood Reporter Negotiate to Ensure This. DreamWorks produced the original.
Russell Crowe's Roman gladiator-hero Maximus found his end in the original by Joaquin Phoenix's wicked Commodus (but he managed to kill his rival before he bleed.) In the sequel, Commodus's nephew Lucius, the Maximus He reportedly rescued his uncle.
Variety reported that Universal has an option to co-finance the sequel.
The epic from the year 2000 will be a hard step. It won five Oscars, including "Best Film" and "Best Actor for Crowe".
Reps for Paramount and Scott did not respond directly to HuffPost's requests for comment.