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Reddit Thread on Its Way to Becoming an Actual Movie

Two-time Jeopardy champion James Erwin has sold a movie script based on a Reddit thread, which makes him King of the Nerds, for at least a little while. (We say that with love.) Erwin's Rome, Sweet Rome imagines what would happen if a present-day Marine unit traveled back in time to ancient Rome to battle its legions. Erwin wrote in the Reddit thread that got the idea from watching Rome and Generation Kill concurrently, and then he proceeded to write the first several chapters of what eventually became the serialized story that's being turned into a film. RSR isn't just about modern explosives destroying thousands of Roman soldiers (though one imagines it's definitely a little bit about that). Think about how few Marines speak Latin! And have any kind of immunity to Roman germs! [Variety]