Gray directs modern retelling of Julius Caesar story.

A big screen adaptation of graphic novel ‘Julius’ is in the pipeline.

Written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Brett Weldele, ‘Julius’ is a contemporary urban crime retelling of William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar.’

F. Gary Gray, whose directing credits include cinclude ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘The Negotiator’ is attached to helm. Peter Schwerin and Joe Nozemack will exec produce.

A spokesperson for the film said that Gray “has a vision for this adaptation that will satirize obsessive consumerism while providing a thrilling ride for audiences.”