6 May Fans have uncovered Nick Cave’s script for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, years after the idea was proposed and eventually dismissed. 6 May Studio rejected Cave’s story of a time-traveling Russell Crowe. Boo. A long time ago, Nick Cave wrote a script for Gladiator 2 and he’s finally opened up on what it included.

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I think [Cave] enjoyed doing it, and I think it was one of those things that he thought, ‘Well, maybe there’s a sequel where we can adjust the fantasy and bring [Maximus] back from the dead. After Cave’s unsuccessful foray into Hollywood blockbusters, he has pursued smaller screenwriting gigs — including ‘s The Proposition — but mostly he has stuck to music.

It’s a waste of fucking time, and I have a lot to do. No sooner has Maximus tracked down Hephaestus than he is zapped out of the stygian gloom and into the world of flesh and blood, a decade or two after his death.

A family reunion in sunny Elysium? Jupiter offers him a deal: Another chat with the Roman Gods? Cave’s supernatural, century-spanning screenplay, written at the request of star Russell Crowe, has to be one of the most bombastic, jaw-dropping might have beens in cinema. Top five regrets of the dying. Then it turned out he really had. According to one blog’s synopsis of the scriptCrowe’s Maximus meddles with Roman gods in the afterlife, is reincarnated, defends early Christians, reunites with his son, and ultimately lives forever — leading tanks in the second world war and even mucking around in the modern-day Pentagon.

There is literally nothing more for Maximus to achieve — which is lucky, because he dies just before the credits roll. Just to quibble for a moment, Hephaestus is a Greek god, not a Roman one, so Cave should really have named him Vulcan.

As Cave explained to Variety: I enjoyed writing it very much because I knew on every level that it was never going to get made — Nick Cave.

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Musician Nick Cave wrote a time-travel saga in which Maximus is not a gladiator — and an emperor laments his lightning-struck giraffe, writes Nicholas Barber. Unfortunately, this was too daft for the studios. After his wife went missing, Richard Klinkhamer wrote a book on seven ways to kill your spouse.

Now the people want to know how the story ends.

Nick Cave’s rejected Gladiator 2 script uncovered!

George Clooney reportedly engaged to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The gladiator who defied an emperor. But he had disappeared.

Only by thinking outside the box — nlck miles outside the box. But Gladiator leaves no questions unanswered, no plot cavee unresolved, no logical way for its striking story to continue. Now, 28 years later, he finally catches up with the year-old KGB master spy to find out why. The message is that by choosing armed combat over non-violent resistance, Maximus has condemned humanity to an eternal cycle of bloodshed, which is a thought-provoking conclusion, but maybe not a crowd-pleasing one.

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Yes, the theatrical singer-songwriter. Jupiter explains that one of their number, Hephaestus, has betrayed them, and is now preaching the gospel of another god who is more powerful than all of them.

But the screenplay compensates for this slip with some writing to relish. Once you adjust your expectations, you can settle in sript enjoy Gladiator 2 for the supernatural quest movie that it is. The strangest sequel never made? View image of Credit: Fans have uncovered Nick Cave’s script for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, years after the idea was proposed and eventually dismissed.

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When I say ‘worked very well’, I don’t refer to success. Maybe Gladiator 2 was never going to happen, and so Cave was right to indulge his own enthusiasm for theological debate along with the kind of millennia-spanning outrageousness that would suit a Darren Aronofsky film more than a Ridley Scott one. The last thing I ever wanted to get involved with is Hollywood. How could Scott and Crowe make Gladiator 2? The slave who became a gladiator.


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At this stage, the script focuses on a band of early Christians dodging the Roman authorities, just gldiator they did in the recent Mary Magdalene biopic which co-starred Phoenix. Following the success of Gladiator, released inCrowe and Scott invited Cave to write a script for the sequel.

As well as meeting his now-adult son, Maximus bumps into his old sidekick Juba who was played in the original film by Djimon Hounsou.

With gladitor help of a ghostly guide, Gladiatro, Maximus treks to a ruined temple where he meets Jupiter, Mars and five other diseased and decrepit Roman deities.

Human again, he travels to Rome in search of his son Marius: By Nicholas Barber 10 August Understandably, Crowe was keener on a film that he could actually be in, and so he hired another screenwriter, Nick Cave. Time-travelling, dimension-hopping and anti-war philosophising are all very well. Am I making myself clear? They hoped that the macabre musician could find a creative solution to Gladiator 2’s main hurdle — that Maximus, Crowe’s character, dies at the end of the first film. gladiatog

The kindness of the Muslim men who helped me leave behind my miserable marriage. The Bad Seed certainly came up with an inventive solution. All The next month The next 3 months The next 6 Months. The way it works glaidator that people get an idea you could possibly do something, but there’s a one-in-a-hundred chance that it could get made.