Paramount Pictures has moved up the release date of Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator II” by a week – shifting it from November 22nd to November 15th.

The earlier release comes as Paramount President of International Theatrical Distribution Mark Viane debuted exclusive new footage from the movie at the 2024 CineEurope expo in Barcelona – footage different from that screened at CinemaCon in the United States back in April.

Viane claims the project has “the biggest action sequences ever put on film” and that everyone who has seen parts of it are “blown away” by what they’ve seen. Scott himself says the film will be “worth the wait”.

Paul Mescal plays a grown-up version of the child Lucius, son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), from the first film. It will unfold around the early 3rd century AD when brothers Caracalla (Joseph Quinn) and Geta (Fred Hechinger) jointly ruled as Emperors until the bloodthirsty tyrant Caracalla ordered Geta’s murder.

The film also stars Denzel Washington as a former gladiator who won his freedom and is now rich – but still holds a grudge. Pedro Pascal, Djimon Hounsou, Matt Lucas, Lior Raz, Peter Mensah, May Calamawy, Tim McInnerny and Derek Jacobi co-star.

Though the $300 million-budgeted project wrapped back in January, it has recently been doing a bit of minor additional filming in England this month. David Scarpa penned the script.

No promotional material has been publicly released from the film beyond its logo. A first trailer however is expected as early as next week, likely attached to copies of “A Quiet Place: Day One”.

Source: Variety

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