Warner Bros. Buys Rights to Make Movie Based on Reddit Thread

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A couple of months ago, we Geekolinked a thread on reddit asking if one could destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if one traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion. The thread was (and still is) very fun, and it turns out, it was fun enough for Warner Bros. to preemptively buy the pitch, Rome, Sweet Rome. The movie will follow marines as they are transported into the past, where they encounter one of the world’s most legendary villains, which in turn causes them to disrupt history. In order to return home, they have to set things right and put history back the way it was.

Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment caught James Erwin’s, the writer of Rome, Sweet Rome, well-thought out responses on the reddit thread, and contacted him to begin working on the concept. When the project was in shape, Kolbrenner brought it to executive Chris Gary, who encouraged Warner Bros. to pick it up, and pick it up they did.

As time goes on, the Internet is becoming a source for mainstream entertainment media to find its ideas, as a Twitter account was turned into a television show, and now a reddit thread has been picked up by a major movie studio. If you’re looking for a movie about a bunch of bloggers, major movie studios, Geekosystem is run by a bunch of photogenic chaps.

You can check out Rome, Sweet Rome’s Facebook fan page here, and its very own subreddit over here.

(via Variety)

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