Director F. Gary Gray (THE ITALIAN JOB) is going to borrow a page from both Shakespeare and Baz Luhrmann (ROMEO + JULIET) with a contemporary version of Julius Caesar, based on the Oni Press graphic novel JULIUS.Regizorul F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) va împrumuta o paginã atât de la Shakespeare, cât si de la Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet), cu o versiune contemporanã a piesei Julius Caesar, bazatã pe romanul grafic al Oni Press, Julius.

In the book (released several years ago), writer Antony Johnston and artist Brett Weldele transplanted the Bard’s conspiratorial play to the volatile world of criminal enterprises in modern-day London’s East End. In this version, Julius is about to be offered full control over the local crime syndicates, a position he doesn’t want but is willing to accept. Only Julius’ best friend isn’t willing to relinquish power and shows his feelings in one of history’s most famous double-crosses, and must then live (or die) with his duplicitous decision.

The hit-or-miss Gray (A MAN APART, THE NEGOTIATIOR, BE COOL) is attached to direct the “urban” (the Hollywood PC term for “black”) gangster drama for Manderlay Pictures. Don Cheadle was reportedly also once interested in adapting the book. Several other Oni Press graphic novels are being adapted to film, including Edgar Wright’s upcoming version of the awesome SCOTT PILGRIM series.

În carte (apãrutã în urmã cu câtiva ani), scriitorul Antony Johnston si artistul Brett Weldele au transpus piesa conspiratorie în East End din Londra modernã. În aceastã versiune, lui Julius este pe cale sã-i fie oferit controlul total asupra grupãrilor criminale locale, o posturã pe care nu o doreste, dar pe care o acceptã. Numai cã cel mai bun prieten al lui Julius nu e dispus sã lase puterea din mâini si îsi aratã sentimentele  în una din cele mai celebre trãdãri din istorie, ca pe urmã sã trãiascã (sau sã moarã) cu decizia sa duplicitarã.

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