Site Columns By Caillan
June 18, 2001 - 7:10 AM

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Sigh. IGN Filmforce reported that "talks are underway" to make Gladiator 2.

I suppose this idea came from the same person who thought it would be cool to split up the film's music onto two CDs - 'Music From Gladiator' and 'More Music From Gladiator.' They're obviously trying to make more money out of it, but I don't see any creative reason to make a prequel or a sequel: the story has been told.

Nevertheless, producer Douglas Wick assures us that it'll only get made if there's a good story. "We're looking at lots of options," he said. "You don't finally do something like that unless you have a dazzling story to tell. What we certainly won't do is some shadow of the first one to grind out a few bucks."

I at least hope that Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard collaborate on the music again - the score was one of the best I've heard in recent years.

Thanks to Tiberius for alerting me to this!

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