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(Deadline)   Julius Caesar biopic in the works. Et tu, Wahlberg?   (deadline.com) divider line 44
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2013-10-30 08:08:04 PM  
I came, I sawr, I kahnkered. Go Sawx.
 
2013-10-30 08:11:11 PM  
Just watch Rome on HBO.
 
2013-10-30 08:17:27 PM  
Hey Julius, say hi to your mother for me.
 
2013-10-30 08:17:33 PM  
Either Colm Feore or Karl Urban (partially because he did played Caesar on Xena Warrior Princess).
 
2013-10-30 08:33:56 PM  

DoctorOfLove: Just watch Rome on HBO.


I loved this show. Too bad they only did the Fall of the Empire.

I wish someone would do a good show or movie about the Second Punic War. We have a ton of JC stuff. Hell Marius and Sulla would be good too!
 
2013-10-30 08:35:53 PM  

Lego_Addict: DoctorOfLove: Just watch Rome on HBO.

I loved this show. Too bad they only did the Fall of the Empire.

I wish someone would do a good show or movie about the Second Punic War. We have a ton of JC stuff. Hell Marius and Sulla would be good too!


I guess I should have read the article....it might cover his early years which would include Marius and Sulla....if they don't change the history.
 
2013-10-30 08:37:22 PM  
Remembaw, thou awt mawtawl.

Go Sawks!
 
2013-10-30 08:38:45 PM  

LegacyDL: Either Colm Feore or Karl Urban (partially because he did played Caesar on Xena Warrior Princess).


Urban as Caesar? I'm sold. Now let's just worry about the rest of the casting: Pompey, Antony, Octavian, Crassus, Cleo...
 
2013-10-30 08:41:07 PM  
I'd rather watch 1977 helen mirren in caligula. over and over and over and over and over
 
2013-10-30 08:41:54 PM  

you are a puppet: LegacyDL: Either Colm Feore or Karl Urban (partially because he did played Caesar on Xena Warrior Princess).

Urban as Caesar? I'm sold. Now let's just worry about the rest of the casting: Pompey, Antony, Octavian, Crassus, Cleo...


Oh, 'Batman Begins'...I guess some of those characters will have to wait for Dark Knight phase
 
2013-10-30 08:42:05 PM  
I wonder if Vince can do the movie?
 
2013-10-30 08:42:37 PM  
The only people to play Caesar

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2013-10-30 08:43:15 PM  
*goes off to re-watch HBO's Rome.*
 
2013-10-30 08:46:14 PM  

DoctorOfLove: Just watch Rome on HBO.


It's a good show.  Terribly historically inaccurate event wise (for instance, Atia survived til Octavian beat Antony in the show and got to watch him with his parade and stuff, but she died 13 years earlier, not that long after Caesar's assassination, in real life, and lots of others), for drama reasons of course, but good show for portraying daily Roman life and cities and what not rather accurately.
 
2013-10-30 08:46:15 PM  
Is this going to be like Titanic where we know the ending and after 30 minutes we'll be saying 'stab this whiny piece of crap already!'
 
2013-10-30 08:47:36 PM  
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2013-10-30 08:48:52 PM  

LrdPhoenix: DoctorOfLove: Just watch Rome on HBO.

It's a good show.  Terribly historically inaccurate event wise (for instance, Atia survived til Octavian beat Antony in the show and got to watch him with his parade and stuff, but she died 13 years earlier, not that long after Caesar's assassination, in real life, and lots of others), for drama reasons of course, but good show for portraying daily Roman life and cities and what not rather accurately.


it had some damn fine acting too. My god was James Purefoy an amazingly hateable/likeable Antony.
 
2013-10-30 08:56:35 PM  
I still want this:

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I don't care if it's directed by Vin Diesel.  I don't care that it's going to be completely in Punic.  CG War elephants crossing the Alps!

/Well, ok, the language bugs me a lot.
//I'd still see it.
 
2013-10-30 09:03:23 PM  
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2013-10-30 09:10:29 PM  

andrewagill: I still want this:

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I don't care if it's directed by Vin Diesel.  I don't care that it's going to be completely in Punic.  CG War elephants crossing the Alps!

/Well, ok, the language bugs me a lot.
//I'd still see it.


Why the hell do people still think they have to make it as real as possible? I know it was weird to have everyone in Rome speaking Shakespearean English (or Tony Curtis-ean English) for sixty or seventy-odd years or so in all the movies, but it's okay, we're used to it. Just because someone as crazy assed as Mel Gibson thought it was a good idea, but really, speak in English if it's an English movie, fer chrissakes.
 
2013-10-30 09:13:30 PM  

FriarReb98: andrewagill: I still want this:

[i158.photobucket.com image 604x361]

I don't care if it's directed by Vin Diesel.  I don't care that it's going to be completely in Punic.  CG War elephants crossing the Alps!

/Well, ok, the language bugs me a lot.
//I'd still see it.

Why the hell do people still think they have to make it as real as possible? I know it was weird to have everyone in Rome speaking Shakespearean English (or Tony Curtis-ean English) for sixty or seventy-odd years or so in all the movies, but it's okay, we're used to it. Just because someone as crazy assed as Mel Gibson thought it was a good idea, but really, speak in English if it's an English movie, fer chrissakes.


why do you hate Biggus Dickus? It's not our fault your school didn't teach you rudimentary latin
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2013-10-30 09:13:45 PM  

andrewagill: I still want this:

[i158.photobucket.com image 604x361]

I don't care if it's directed by Vin Diesel.  I don't care that it's going to be completely in Punic.  CG War elephants crossing the Alps!

/Well, ok, the language bugs me a lot.
//I'd still see it.


Sweet.  The guy has been cashing in on FF movies for a while, mostly so that he can get the money and influence to do the ones he likes.

I respect Vin as a person, and the man can be a good actor if he commits himself.
 
2013-10-30 09:23:00 PM  
I would rather see an adaptation of "Commentarii de Bello Gallico" (An Account of the War for Gaul) which Julius Caesar wrote himself.

And if you haven't read it, then GO AND READ IT.  Seriously.  Translations abound.  Find one.  You will learn about military tactics (many that are relevant even today), Roman life, life in Gaul (albeit through a Roman lens), and a host of other things. More important, you will be getting first-hand information, from someone who not only observed history but made it.
 
2013-10-30 09:24:11 PM  

LonMead: Remembaw, thou awt mawtawl.

Go Sawks!


No like this. Remembah thou art mordal.
 
2013-10-30 09:57:07 PM  

coffeeplease: LonMead: Remembaw, thou awt mawtawl.

Go Sawks!

No like this. Remembah thou art mordal.


Yeah, mine's more of a Maine, isn't it?
 
2013-10-30 09:59:19 PM  
Not Shakespeare? Not interested.
 
2013-10-30 11:25:57 PM  
So another Hollywood historical movie that will drive away your regular movie goers, and yet it will probably be historically inaccurate enough to drive away the niche history film buffs? Abandon ship, Mark. I havent sense such a potential career-killer since Colin Farrell in Alexander.
 
2013-10-31 12:03:03 AM  
It's an origin story in the vein of Batman Begins.

Populares == Justice League
Optimates == League of Shadows
 
2013-10-31 12:12:42 AM  

Fallout Boy: So another Hollywood historical movie that will drive away your regular movie goers, and yet it will probably be historically inaccurate enough to drive away the niche history film buffs? Abandon ship, Mark. I havent sense such a potential career-killer since Colin Farrell in Alexander.


a friend and i went to see alexander.  we got a big bag of twizzlers to gnaw on while watching the eye-candy.  :)

to be fair though, marky mark only has underwear modeling and boogie nights so far, and that's AFTER the criminal record that coulda killed it for him...  not a porn tape and then flashing your junk on the big-screen... (and as mentioned upthread, there's always "caligula" as a counter-argument, not that helen mirren flashed her junk, but there was definitely junk-flashing and more... didn't kill her career, or that of peter o'toole, john gielgud, or malcom mcdowell)  so at this point even a bad hollywood movie is going to make money for him, and as long as he delivers a good performance, even if the movie tanks, most likely the response will be "even his performance couldn't save this POS" which is still credit to him.

plus, mark wahlberg in a toga...  pass the twizzlers...
 
2013-10-31 12:13:43 AM  

coffeeplease: LonMead: Remembaw, thou awt mawtawl.

Go Sawks!

No like this. Remembah thou art mordal.


the victory over the cretins at sparta!
 
2013-10-31 12:21:40 AM  
I have no idea why, but when I read Wahlberg, I kept picturing Matt Damon. Now that I think of it, Damon would probably be better in the role, but just for shiats and grins I think Karl Urban should reprise the role.
 
2013-10-31 01:55:15 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: I have no idea why, but when I read Wahlberg, I kept picturing Matt Damon. Now that I think of it, Damon would probably be better in the role, but just for shiats and grins I think Karl Urban should reprise the role.


the talented senator brutus?
 
2013-10-31 02:08:41 AM  
*sigh*

Scipio Africanus, Gaius Marius, Cornelius Sulla, Pompey Magnus, Marcus and Tiberius Gracchus, Lucius Mummius Achaicus, Drusus Germanicus, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Aurelian, Diocletion, Constantine, Sejanus, Agricola, Cincinnatus, Tarquinius Superbus....god, Rome is a civilization that lasted 1000 years and has more stories and famous people in it than the Bible. It is so rich with history and incredible plots based on actual people that actually happened. Why Julius Caesar again? Come on, Hollywood, spread out and do a new Roman figure/story for once. Howabout Stilicho, considered the last true Roman general of the Western Empire (either him or Ricimer). Or howabout something post-Rome, like the tragic Gothic Wars between Justinian/Belisarius and the Ostragoths that practically reduced the once eternal city to rubble?

Or howabout a Roman story told from the point of view of their enemies? The story of the Barca family and the Punic Wars is worth a trilogy all by itself, and to my knowledge it has never been put to celluloid.

Leave Caesar alone. He gets way too much attention.
 
2013-10-31 02:12:34 AM  

LrdPhoenix: It's a good show. Terribly historically inaccurate event wise (for instance, Atia survived til Octavian beat Antony in the show and got to watch him with his parade and stuff, but she died 13 years earlier, not that long after Caesar's assassination, in real life, and lots of others), for drama reasons of course, but good show for portraying daily Roman life and cities and what not rather accurately.


The rule of thumb is that the show strived for authenticity over accuracy. Of course they're going to short-change some characters and expand others for the sake of drama, but the little things -- the hustle-bustle of daily life in the forum, for instance -- had an attention to detail never duplicated in any other such historical epic. It was the closest approximation that we could get to how ancient people actually lived.

It's one of the reasons why I despise Spartacus so much. I can deal with historical inaccuracy. But I simply cannot stand historical inauthenticity.
 
2013-10-31 02:18:41 AM  
so you don't like oysters?
 
2013-10-31 02:25:06 AM  

tillerman35: I would rather see an adaptation of "Commentarii de Bello Gallico" (An Account of the War for Gaul) which Julius Caesar wrote himself.

And if you haven't read it, then GO AND READ IT.  Seriously.  Translations abound.  Find one.  You will learn about military tactics (many that are relevant even today), Roman life, life in Gaul (albeit through a Roman lens), and a host of other things. More important, you will be getting first-hand information, from someone who not only observed history but made it.


Do you recommend any particular edition or translation?
 
2013-10-31 02:54:52 AM  

Omahawg: [cdn0.dailydot.com image 500x432]


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2013-10-31 03:31:01 AM  

Ishkur: *sigh*

Scipio Africanus, Gaius Marius, Cornelius Sulla, Pompey Magnus, Marcus and Tiberius Gracchus, Lucius Mummius Achaicus, Drusus Germanicus, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Aurelian, Diocletion, Constantine, Sejanus, Agricola, Cincinnatus, Tarquinius Superbus....god, Rome is a civilization that lasted 1000 years and has more stories and famous people in it than the Bible. It is so rich with history and incredible plots based on actual people that actually happened. Why Julius Caesar again? Come on, Hollywood, spread out and do a new Roman figure/story for once. Howabout Stilicho, considered the last true Roman general of the Western Empire (either him or Ricimer). Or howabout something post-Rome, like the tragic Gothic Wars between Justinian/Belisarius and the Ostragoths that practically reduced the once eternal city to rubble?

Or howabout a Roman story told from the point of view of their enemies? The story of the Barca family and the Punic Wars is worth a trilogy all by itself, and to my knowledge it has never been put to celluloid.

Leave Caesar alone. He gets way too much attention.


How can you forget  Flavius Aetius and the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains? That entire campaign againstAttila the Hun reads like a Hollywood blockbuster.
 
2013-10-31 08:11:06 AM  
Whut? No!
 
2013-10-31 08:24:56 AM  
 
2013-10-31 09:27:34 AM  

DoctorOfLove: Just watch Rome on HBO.


Is that show worth it? We need a show to watch and I've had Spartacus and Rome recommended to me.

Watched a couple episodes of Spartacusand wasn't impressed. I'm hesitant to try Rome now.
 
2013-10-31 09:47:27 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: DoctorOfLove: Just watch Rome on HBO.

Is that show worth it? We need a show to watch and I've had Spartacus and Rome recommended to me.

Watched a couple episodes of Spartacus and wasn't impressed. I'm hesitant to try Rome now.


Spartacus and Rome couldn't be more different. Spartacus actually gets much better after the first few episodes. Keep with it. I thought it sucked the first few episodes but by ep 5 I was sucked in. Rome still is a better show. It was so great. One of the best series I've ever seen. Easily in my top 5 of all-time.
 
2013-10-31 12:45:08 PM  
If they base it on anything from Conn Iggulden's Emperor series, it might not be too bad ,. . .
 
2013-10-31 01:25:16 PM  

carnifex2005: How can you forget Flavius Aetius and the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains? That entire campaign againstAttila the Hun reads like a Hollywood blockbuster.


ehh.... The Romans didn't really do much in that battle. The day was won by the joint forces of the Franks and Visigoths. In fact, the Roman legion, bloated and worn down by centuries of stagnation and decay, was almost considered a joke by the fifth century (mounted archery was the new hotness and exploited the legion's tactics easily) and in this battle in particular, wasn't important.

Here was this great conflagration of all the major powers in Europe (the first of many to come), with the Huns and Ostrogoths on one side and the Franks, Visigoths and Alans in the other and off in the corner, almost forgotten, the little Roman army, proudly walking in formation all by itself, engaging no one and with no one engaging it, pretending it was still relevant. It's sad and pathetic when you think about it.
 
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