Peacock has introduced a straight-to-series order for a gladiator drama that Roland Emmerich will direct. Titled These About To Die, the collection is “a large-scale drama set inside the spectacular, complicated and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports activities in Historic Rome. The collection introduces an ensemble of numerous characters throughout the numerous layers of Roman society the place sports activities, politics and enterprise intersect and collide.” The e-book of the identical title by creator Daniel Mannix is the premise for the collection.
“These About To Die takes on Historic Rome in a very new method. Whereas the collection can be epic in scope and have the spectacle of gladiators and chariot racing, it additionally has surprising characters amidst palace intrigue and a darkish prison underworld,” stated Lisa Katz, president of scripted content material at NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.
Emmerich is finest identified for his work on catastrophe films, similar to Independence Day and its sequel. His most up-to-date film was Moonfall, about two astronauts and a conspiracy theorist who want to stop the moon from crashing into Earth. Given the low field workplace numbers and important opinions, the film was a catastrophe of a wholly totally different nature.
All through His Lengthy Movie Profession, Emmerich Hasn’t Branched Out into Tv A lot
“The highly effective Roman Empire has all the time fascinated me, particularly its huge video games which entertained the plenty by way of spectacle on the monumental Colosseum,” Emmerich says. “At its coronary heart, this can be a sports activities epic led by sturdy and numerous characters who discover paths to glory, falls from grace and a must belong to one thing better than oneself. Sports activities in these historic occasions had been as thrilling and large then as they’re immediately, and I’m excited to collaborate with my companions, Peacock, Excessive Finish Productions, Hollywood Gang and AGC Studios, in bringing this wealthy world of blood, sweat and tears to tv.”
Based on IMDb, Emmerich was a author and actor for the TV film Altosax, although the plot abstract was unavailable. He was an government producer and author on The Customer, which was a few man who disappeared within the Bermuda Triangle returning to save lots of the Earth. He served as an government producer on Godzilla: The Sequence, the animated collection primarily based on Emmerich’s 1998 remake. He additionally served because the director, government producer, and author on the television film Darkish Horse, about an undergraduate who investigates a conspiracy regarding his father.
Moreover directing, Emmerich may even government produce These About To Die. Different government producers embrace Lourdes Diaz, Stuart Ford, Jonas Bauer, Martin Moszkowicz, Herbert G. Kloiber, Oliver Berben, Gianni Nunnari, and Harald Kloser. Robert Rodat will function showrunner.
This venture is from AGC Studios, whereas Centropolis Leisure, Hollywood Gang Productions, and Avenue Leisure will produce it. Excessive Finish Productions, an organization that Constantin Movie and Herbert G. Kloiber arrange with a view to produce premium European fiction collection for the worldwide market, has acquired the distribution proper in Europe. They may even co-finance These About To Die together with Peacock.