18 years after the famous film Gladiator came out, Ridley Scott is all set to helm the second film in the Gladiator franchise Gladiator 2 reported by Deadline reports. As per the report, Paramount  pictures will be producing the  project and Universal has the option to co-produce the film. Peter Craig who is known for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, has joined to team of the franchise to narrate the script of the film, let’s see what magic Peter Craig does with the film.

Gladiator released back in 2000 and the film Gladiator got itself 11 Oscar nominations and won the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects awards. Russell Crowe played the role of Maximus and the film saw his characters death. The sequel is said to be the story of Lucius, the son of Lucilla who will be played by Connie Nielsen. He is the nephew of Commodus who was played by Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin Phoenix’s character too died in the first film and not only this Joaquin Phoenix will also be seen in the upcoming Joker: Origins film.

As per the reports, Director Ridley Scott’s, Scott Free banner is leading the charge. Ridley  Scott is reportedly also helming the film adaptation of The Merlin Saga for Disney. He is also directing a TV series Raised By Wolves for TNT. He is also involved in the Scarlett Johansson film about journalist Lyndsey Addario.

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