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Gladiators gets writer

11.20.2009

Sooo this AMERICAN GLADIATORS movie is actually happening, huh? It was announced back in March and seemed like a ridiculous idea at the time but one that, like the once-planned BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS movie, would eventually fizzle out. But here we are, a good 8 months later and the AMERICAN GLADIATORS movie is actually making progress.

Peter Iliff (POINT BREAK, VARSITY BLUES) has signed on to write the screenplay for the film, the plot of which still remains extremely vague. Are the gladiators fighting each other? Some terrorist force that threatens humanity? 50-year-old Asian women from Orange County? Who the hell knows. The film is currently targeting a 2011 release, one year ahead of the Mayan's predicted apocalypse in 2012.

Extra Tidbit: GLADIATORS was aired in Japan as "Gekitotsu Americane Kin-niku Battle."
Source: Variety

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10:38PM on 11/22/2009
hmm... I agree with ANTI. It would probably be best as slap stick like Dodgeball. I guess we'll see.
hmm... I agree with ANTI. It would probably be best as slap stick like Dodgeball. I guess we'll see.
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5:39PM on 11/20/2009

I may know... but I may not.

I was in a meeting with a guy who claimed to have the inside scoop on the plot. He has some connection to the old show, but not as much as he told me. The guy turned out to be a snake, but any way, here's pretty much what he said:

The film is going to be about some sort of ancient class of warriors, going to be done dead seriously, and that it would be about the origin of the Gladiators essentially, and it had something to do with super powers.... I think the look on my face had to have been
I was in a meeting with a guy who claimed to have the inside scoop on the plot. He has some connection to the old show, but not as much as he told me. The guy turned out to be a snake, but any way, here's pretty much what he said:

The film is going to be about some sort of ancient class of warriors, going to be done dead seriously, and that it would be about the origin of the Gladiators essentially, and it had something to do with super powers.... I think the look on my face had to have been a literal "WTF".

If that's even close to what this is... it's still a bad idea. An American Gladiators movie idea is suck fest.
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6:10AM on 11/21/2009
And one more detail I forgot... they wanted to make it like the 300. Same style and everything. I seriously wish I was making this up too. I loved 300, but you can see why I said the guy turned out to be a snake too.

Let us pray the world destroys itself first.
And one more detail I forgot... they wanted to make it like the 300. Same style and everything. I seriously wish I was making this up too. I loved 300, but you can see why I said the guy turned out to be a snake too.

Let us pray the world destroys itself first.
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4:55PM on 11/20/2009
This could only work if they did it as a slapstick comedy..like Dodgeball or something...even then this sounds craptacular.
This could only work if they did it as a slapstick comedy..like Dodgeball or something...even then this sounds craptacular.
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2:47PM on 11/20/2009
Malibu rox!
Malibu rox!
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2:02PM on 11/20/2009

Are you kiddiing me!?

B A D! Who is green lighting these projects I wonder? Steriods and big hair are for the 80's. Leave it alone!
B A D! Who is green lighting these projects I wonder? Steriods and big hair are for the 80's. Leave it alone!
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10:42AM on 11/20/2009

could be cool....

if they change it up so it's like Running Man. hte competitors have to not just win, but survive. And as Stratburst said, keep the hair and outfits from the 80's.
if they change it up so it's like Running Man. hte competitors have to not just win, but survive. And as Stratburst said, keep the hair and outfits from the 80's.
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10:12AM on 11/20/2009

THIS IS A BAD IDEA

i have nothing more to say...
i have nothing more to say...
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9:12AM on 11/20/2009

If it happens . . .

they need to keep the blow-dried hair, pink leotards and headbands. :D
they need to keep the blow-dried hair, pink leotards and headbands. :D
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