Rome has been portrayed in countless movies and television shows since the medium was invented. Sometimes it's in an epic setting of grandeur, sometimes it's for intense drama, and sometimes it's just good old fashioned silliness. Here's our list of ten excellent portrayals of Rome in the movies and on television.
Rome Sweet Rome is an idea that was born on an internet message board. A Reddit user asked people on the popular social site if they thought it would be possible destroy the entire Roman Empire with a US Marine infantry battalion. The discussion began, and soon writer James Erwin found himself at the center of attention as he worked on the fascinating story of the time traveling battalion of roughly 2000 troops. The story was so good that it was picked up by Warner Brothers who are currently working with Erwin to develop a screenplay for the movie! It's in the very early stages so it's hard to say if and when it will happen, but hopefully it will be developed into a fantastic new production. We can't wait. Keep up on the news on the official Rome Sweet Rome Facebook page.
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Who did we leave out? Are you infuriated because of the lack of Angels and Demons? Should we have given Hannibal an honorable mention for being set partially in Florence? Let us know in the comments below!