Julius Caesar film titled 'Emperor' in works

A Julius Caesar film titled "Emperor" is in the works at Lionsgate.

Los Angeles: A Julius Caesar film titled "Emperor" is in the works at Lionsgate.

The "Twilight Saga" and "The Hunger Games" franchise maker Summit Entertainment has signed on with White Horse Pictures to co-produce 'Emperor', the first in what could be a trilogy of movies about Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, reported Deadline. The film will be based on "The Gates Of Rome" and "The Field Of Swords", the first two novels written by Conn Iggulden.

"We're looking forward to working with an incredible creative team on Emperor, a great property based on a unique and compelling series of books," Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger,said.

"A fresh and inventive coming-of-age story about the young Julius Caesar and Brutus set amidst the drama, intrigue and passions of ancient Rome, we believe that 'Emperor' will be a big, crowd-pleasing motion picture event for global audiences. It marks an exciting addition to a slate already loaded with franchises, potential franchises and other star-driven tentpole films," they added.

The script of the project will be written by "Cast Away" famed writer Broyles, Stephen Harrigan and Burr Steers and "The Grey" author Ian Mackenzie Jeffers.

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