According to “Rome” creator Bruno Heller, the HBO series may not be history just yet.
Speaking to reporters Heller revealed plans to bring the critically acclaimed, prematurely cancelled show to the big screen:
“There is talk of doing a movie version,” he said. “It’s moving along. It’s not there until it is there. I would love to round that show off.”
The period drama ran for two seasons on HBO, which co-produced the series with the BBC. With the final season of “The Sopranos” as its lead-in, the first season was solidly rated, but high production costs presented the network with a tough call on the pickup. HBO opted for a second season to help get more value from its initial investment but not a third.
While Heller would not discuss plot ideas but discussing the demise of lead character, Lucius (Kevin McKidd) he did suggest that that the character’s off-camera fate was far from fatal.
“It was very deliberate that we saw him drifting away but didn’t see him atop a funeral pyre,” Heller said.