F. Gary Gray (“The Italian Job,” “The Negotiator”) is attached to direct a feature film version of the Oni Press graphic novel “Julius” for Mandalay Pictures says Variety.
Antony Johnston’s “Julius” is a contemporary urban crime adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”.
In this incarnation, the action takes place in 21st century London in which years of turf wars in the East End have come to a conclusion as organized crime has become united under the rule of one man who’s also popular with the major population. Secretly however, his generals conspire and contemplate ways to remove Julius for their own selfish gain
Gray’s take “has a vision for this adaptation that will satirize obsessive consumerism while providing a thrilling ride for audiences” says Mandalay president Cathy Schulman.