Yea, that title is correct, Gladiators V. Werewolves. It’s not a joke, in fact it’s an upcoming movie directed by Rob Green. The new flick is still in production so there isn’t much known about it, but they did finally give us a synopsis:
AD 160. The Romans occupy Britain, and the great Hadrian’s Wall divides the land, built to keep back the northern warrior tribes, and something far more dangerous; a clan of savage wolf-like creatures which roam the lowlands.
Word reaches Governor Flavius that the Emperor has decreed that new, more fearsome beasts should be captured for the games. The ambitious Governor, having heard rumors of the fierce wolf-beasts beyond the great wall, senses an opportunity to win favor with the Emperor and even a place in the senate.
The heroic Centurian, Titus, is tasked with hunting and trapping the wolf-creatures. Titus and his legionaries track the beasts to their mountain lair and discover a warrior clan who transform at will into mighty, armor clad werewolves. In a fierce battle, the beasts slaughter half of the legionaries. Titus and his surviving men escape and ensnare the pursuing werewolves.
The Governor is delighted he has his prized new fighting savages, but Titus realizes that anyone bitten by a werewolf is cursed to become one of their kind. He warns the Governor that the werewolves pose a grave threat if they increase their numbers. Titus’s reward for challenging the Governor is to be stripped of his rank and thrown into the arena where the beasts’ savagery will be tested
So… you’ve got gladiators fighting werewolves, well it’s new, that’s something. Props to the writer for switching things up a bit and not giving us another cliché werewolf flick. I have to admit that I am looking forward to this one, but at the same time I’m a bit uncertain. It could either be fucking amazing, or it could be ridiculously cheesy. Hmm…
What do you guys think of this new movie? Insane, stupid, awesome, exciting?