HBO's Rome May See Film Version
Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:23:10
Producer Bruno Heller wants to achieve some degree of closure for his cancelled HBO series Rome. Heller is hoping to produce a theatrical film that will provide a proper ending to the series, which was abruptly cancelled by the cable network after only two critically-lauded yet financially taxing seasons.
Heller, who also produces CBS' newest ratings hit The Mentalist, would like to wrap up all the storyline loose ends in a film, which is currently in discussion stages. While the show enjoyed healthy ratings in its debut season, production costs were sky high and HBO axed the Emmy-winning series before the second season premiered in summer 2006. HBO execs have gone on record and admitted that the premature cancellation of the show, which lead to subsequent shuttering of storyline arcs, was a mistake.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff