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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Human again, he travels to Rome in search of his son Marius: The gladiator who defied an emperor. Another chat with the Roman Gods? There is literally nothing more for Maximus to achieve — which is lucky, because he dies just before the credits roll. Gladiator leaves no questions unanswered, no plot lines unresolved — how could there be a sequel?

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Pop and rock news. I enjoyed writing it very much because I knew on every level that it was never going to get made — Zcript Cave. But Gladiator leaves no questions unanswered, no plot lines unresolved, no logical way for its striking story to continue.

Nick Cave’s rejected Gladiator 2 script uncovered!

When I say ‘worked very well’, I don’t refer to success. Unfortunately, scripf was too daft for the studios. 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. 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.

Nick Cave Talks About His Gladiator 2 Script

Just to quibble for a moment, Hephaestus is a Greek god, not a Roman one, so Cave should really have named glariator Vulcan.


Am I making myself clear? Amal Alamuddin, 36, reported to have displayed ring but actor’s agent refuses to comment on personal matters. Storytelling, [it] works brilliantly.

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But these scenes also bring back some of the characters and political intrigue from Gladiator. Instead, Cave has Maximus striding into battle through the centuries: Understandably, Crowe was keener on a film that he could actually be in, and so he hired another screenwriter, Nick Cave.

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.

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. The kindness of the Muslim men who helped me leave behind my miserable marriage. After his wife went missing, Richard Klinkhamer wrote a book on seven ways to kill your spouse.

By Nicholas Barber 10 August Yes, the theatrical singer-songwriter. The Bad Seed certainly came up with an inventive solution. 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.

George Clooney reportedly engaged to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Once you adjust your expectations, you can settle glafiator and enjoy Gladiator 2 for the supernatural quest movie that it is. 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.

But the screenplay compensates for this slip glafiator some writing to relish. I mean, as a piece it works very well.

Nick Cave Talks About His Gladiator 2 Script

Now, 28 years later, he glaviator catches up with the year-old KGB master spy to find out why. Only by thinking outside the box — several miles outside the box. Then it turned out he really had. Following the success of Gladiator, released inCrowe and Scott invited Cave to write a script for the sequel. The last thing I ever wanted to get involved with is Hollywood. As Cave explained to Variety: 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.


Top five regrets of the dying. Fans have uncovered Nick Cave’s script for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, years after the idea was proposed and eventually dismissed. Franz Schubert Chamber Music Concert. But he had disappeared.

The slave who became a gladiator. Jupiter offers him a deal: 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.

With the help of a ghostly guide, Mordecai, Maximus treks to a ruined temple where he meets Jupiter, Mars and five other diseased and decrepit Roman deities. At this gkadiator, the script focuses on a band of early Christians dodging the Roman authorities, just as they did in the recent Mary Magdalene biopic which co-starred Phoenix.

But it has one glaring, fatal flaw: 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.