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"Gladiator" Scribe Pens "Constantine"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 20th 2013 08:50AM

David Franzoni, a producer and screenwriter on "Gladiator," has penned the screenplay for the ancient Roman epic "Constantine" at 1019 Entertainment.

The story deals with the complicated power struggle between rival claimants to the empire after the death of the Emperor Galerius in 311 A.D.

Under the reign of Constantine the Great, Rome's capital was moved to the newly named Constantinople (formerly Byzantium) as he attempted to unite his empire through the spread of Christian doctrine.

Ralph Winter, Terry Botwick and Mike Piazza will produce.

Source: Variety

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