That time travel movie that started on Reddit is really getting made!

Rome Sweet Rome, the story about a gaggle of U.S. Marines who find themselves transported back in time and pitted against the might of Rome, started out as a question on Reddit: "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?" This question sparked James Erwin's story and garnered a crap load of readers.

As we reported back in 2011, the furor caught the eye of Warner Bros., and eventually the studio snapped up the story idea. And now, the studio has announced via Variety that Apollo 18 screenwriter Brian Miller has been hired to rework Erwin's original screenplay. Which means this may actually become a movie! According to Variety, the Marines have been swapped out with US Special Forces, and the studio is tagging it as 300 meets Black Hawk Down.

Read the original Rome, Sweet Rome saga over on Reddit.

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