Remake of I Claudius

paranoid marvin

Ad Honorem
Aug 2015
2,359
uk
Caligula was a young man who everyone thought was a going to be a wonderful emperor, but who turned out... not to be. An partially mad/bad version of Harry Potter is not necessarily dissimilar to how the original Caligula turned out to be.
 
Feb 2011
1,187
Scotland
Whilst I've been a huge fan of the original production since first watching it in 1976 and 77, there's no reason why someone else shouldn't be able to make an entertaining and faithful production, so I await with interest.

The original was clearly produced on a shoestring and was faithful to the book, but consisted wholly of dialogue 'inside', mostly palace based. All of the location action in the book was referred to but otherwise not shown. The acting performances were so magnificent however, that the production remain a tour de force vivid in the imagination to this day.

Whilst it will still be essential to see strong characterisations and performances from the main case especially - and one hopes the production remains faithful to the books as well as to historical accuracy and appearances (provided the two are not incompatible in context) - there is clearly a lot of room for a modern version to 'score' if budget permits.

I would like to see the following episodes from the book in the modern version

-Actium, or a scene of it.
- There are a number of gladiatorial arena scenes
-Teutoberger Wald
-Battles with Arminius
-Claudius in Britain with Elephants and Camels.
 
Dec 2019
1
Kansas City, Kansas
I've heard about remaking my favourite series I Claudius and I saw casting.
Here is the link Cast for the upcoming HBO adaptation of "I, Claudius" - IMDb
So should I Claudius be remaked or not? To be honest I am not really happy, I think original I Claudius is great.
I'm not too sure about the casting. That's a lot of big name actors/actresses to have on one show. Be cool if it happened though but I doubt it. I've been hearing rumors of an I, Claudius remake for years and it's never gotten any further than rumors.
 
Jul 2019
1,044
New Jersey
I'm cautiously anticipating it. I don't want to get too excited because the original has become so iconic - and I'm not so sure I trust HBO to not sell out the interpersonal drama for blood, sex, and gore (or even worse, contemporary political virtue-signalling). That said, I'm actually really curious to see Daniel Radcliffe as Caligula. I think he can be dark / demented enough.
 
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sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,622
Sydney
I look forward to the sex ,
even the most hard edged porn wouldn't do it justice if a small fraction of the stories are true ,
 
Mar 2007
275
Philadelphia
HBO and the BBC announced they would remake I, Claudius back in 2011. The cast list came out in 2015. Since then, no news.
 

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Jan 2018
759
San Antonio
Jay Robinson was the best Caligula. You know, Demetrius and the Gladiators. With Susan Hayward, what a dish.
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