Monday, December 01, 2008

Bruno Heller: All Roads Lead To "Rome"...

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Creator Bruno "The Mentalist" Heller wants to produce a theatrical wrap-up to his decadent HBO TV series "Rome."

"There is talk of doing a movie version," he said. "It's moving along..."

The period costume drama ran for two solidly-rated seasons on HBO, but was cancelled summer 2006 because of high production costs.

"I discovered halfway through writing the second season the show was going to end," Heller said.

"The second was going to end with death of Brutus. Third and fourth season would be set in Egypt. Fifth was going to be the rise of the messiah. Because we got the heads-up that the second season would be it, I telescoped the third and fourth season into the second one, which accounts for the blazing speed we go through history near the end. But there's certainly more than enough history to go around..."