Sorry for the crappy picture quality, folks, rest assured I’ll continue to follow this project as it develops, considering it’s like my most delusional pot brownie fantasy come to life. So far, all we know is that it’s currently in development, and the director is Rob Green. Here’s the synopsis (cue bodies hitting floor):
AD 160. The Romans occupy Britain, and the great Hadrian’s Wall divides the land, built to keep back the northern warrior tribes, and something far more dangerous; a clan of savage wolf-like creatures which roam the lowlands.
Word reaches Governor Flavius that the Emperor has decreed that new, more fearsome beasts should be captured for the games. The ambitious Governor, having heard rumours of the fierce wolf-beasts beyond the great wall, senses an opportunity to win favour with the Emperor and even a place in the senate.
The heroic Centurian, Titus, is tasked with hunting and trapping the wolf-creatures. Titus and his legionaries track the beasts to their mountain lair and discover a warrior clan who transform at will into mighty, armour clad werewolves. In a fierce battle, the beasts slaughter half of the legionaries. Titus and his surviving men escape and ensnare the pursuing werewolves.
The Governor is delighted he has his prized new fighting savages, but Titus realizes that anyone bitten by a werewolf is cursed to become one of their kind. He warns the Governor that the werewolves pose a grave threat if they increase their numbers. Titus’s reward for challenging the Governor is to be stripped of his rank and thrown into the arena where the beasts’ savagery will be tested. [AV pictures via QuietEarth]
Producer: So you say it’s like Gladiator?
Rob Green: Right.
Producer: And the main character…
Rob Green: A gladiator. Who used to be a centurion. But has a falling out with the emperor.
Producer: Just like in Gladiator?
Rob Green: Right.
Producer: But you say there’s werewolves?
Rob Green: Exactly.
Producer: And who fights the werewolves?
Rob Green: The gladiator. It’s his punishment. From the emperor.
Producer: Punishment for…
Rob Green: Trying to warn him.
Producer: Warn him?
Rob Green: About the werewolves.
Producer: And because the emperor disagrees…
Rob Green: The gladiator is cursed to fight. Against the werewolves.
Producer: *Takes bong load* I like it. *cough*