Heller Finishes “Rome” Film Script

Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) has finished his script for the film sequel to HBO’s acclaimed historical epic series “Rome” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Morning Light Productions will produce and finance the film which starts off in Germany four years after the show’s final episode which primarily dealt with the death of Mark Antony and Cleopatra and the rise of Octavian to become Emperor Augustus.

The film likely follows the fate of the show’s two leads Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), despite the former seemingly mortally wounded in the finale.

No word on what the plot would focus on as there were no major recorded historical events in the region around 25 BC, though the story could see the two former Roman soldiers hiding out amongst the Germanic tribes.

Heller previously indicated in his long-term plan for the series that had it continued the next storyline would’ve dealt with Rome’s response to the rise of a messiah in Palestine.