Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Whether you’ve seen the Stanley Kubrick classic or Starz’s (shockingly good) television series, or have just cracked a history book or two in your day, you’re probably familiar with the basics of the Spartacus story: gladiator defies Roman empire, leads a massive rebellion, etc. The details always get fudged around, but the basic beats tend to remain consistent.
And it’s easy to imagine the basic shape of this story remaining intact as it makes a transition to science fiction, because Taken 2 and Taken 3 director Olivier Megaton is making that movie. In space, no one can hear you scream “I am Spartacus!”