300 producers and Exclusive Media shooting for Caesar trilogy?
There's all kinds of news creeping out of Cannes, including the new project for Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (who previously combined to produce the epic 300) and are currently undertaking Tarsem Singh's IMMORTALS. Strangely enough, these two veteran producers have quite a diverse history separately, but for some reason, putting them together means you're going to end up getting sweaty, shirtless guys in sandals wielding swords, and this next flick...or possibly trilogy of flicks, is no exception.
Nunnari and Canton are hoping to find a director and get to shooting within the next few months on this big-screen adaptation of Conn Iggulden's best-selling Emperor book series, which starts off telling the story of young Julius Caesar, before his rise to power. William Broyles Jr. (APOLLO 13, CAST AWAY, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS) is attached to author the screenplay.
Although the Emperor series is best-selling, it's equally controversial for Iggulden having taken many liberties for the sake of trying to turn the story of Caesar into more of a thriller. The novels are considered to be works of historical fiction, with the emphasis on fiction, so don't expect the story of Caesar your History teacher told you.