Gladiator 2 casting call?
Is Gladiator 2 really going ahead? Mark this as huge speculation but according to a casting site it's expected to be released late 2006 or early 2007, which quite frankly sounds an absurd timescale.
The sequel to Gladiator is due for a hopeful release date in late 2006 / early 2007. Filming will most likely take place in Athens, Greece and the UK. The film will be based around Roman politics, senators, generals and praetorian guards and not so much focus on the gladiators.
I'm convinced this is speculation, so please use buckets of salt, and even if it is true and Ridley Scott is carrying out his wish for a sequel, it couldn't possibly make it out as quickly as that. The other thing that strikes me about it is the focus away from the Gladiators...isn't that what Scott wants to do and what the films are about?
You can see the above casting note on the Springboard UK casting site. What do you think? Possible or just drumming up business?