Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gladiator was a remake?

Apparently so. Maybe everyone else knew this, but I didn't.

Ridley Scott's 2000 Gladiator

Russell Crowe ... Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix ... Commodus
Connie Nielsen ... Lucilla
Oliver Reed ... Proximo
Richard Harris ... Marcus Aurelius

appears to be pretty much a remake of Anthony Mann's 1964 "The Fall of the Roman Empire".

Sophia Loren ... Lucilla
Stephen Boyd ... Livius
Alec Guinness ... Marcus Aurelius
James Mason ... Timonides
Christopher Plummer ... Commodus

Netflix 'em both and tell me I'm phibbin'.


Logtar said...

It was not a remake, it was simply sampled, LOL

Xavier Onassis said...

logtar - Oh, I get it! Sort of a hip hop remix of Fall of the Roman Empire! :)

Fiery said...

HOLY SHIT!!! Obi-Wan Kenobi was in the old one!!! WOW!!!

Fiery said...

Awwwwwww and Captain VonTrapp!!!!