Welcome to the age of the internet. Crazy things happen here all the time and can even include a Reddit thread turning into a movie made by Warner Bros. Well, sort of. It all started with this question, posted over a year ago on the site:
Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?
The question inspired James Erwin (Prufrock451 on Reddit) to pen a screenplay titled Rome, Sweet Rome. The story basically follows the Marines as they’re sent into the past and face a legendary villain. I think it sounds made for cool effects and action sequences!
It caught the eye of Madhouse Entertainment who then pitched it to Warner Bros. back in 2011. And now, the studio has hired Brian Miller (Apollo 18) to rework Erwin’s script. Miller is going to make some minor changes to the plot, and we’ll see where it goes. It’s once step closer to the big screen, but really, it’s pretty amazing that it’s made it this close.