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Reddit Thread Becomes Movie

Two-time Jeopardy winner James Erwin has just earned a ticket to Hollywood: a thread of the author’s “Rome Sweet Rome” posts on the website Reddit.com was picked out by Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner, who then contacted Erwin to rework the concept into a film. The posts told Erwin’s fictional story of a group of U.S. Marines who are transported back in time to fight in ancient Rome. Kolbrenner introduced the script to Warner Brothers, who quickly bought the rights.