A new show is slated to hit the tube in January, 2010. It will be on Starz and will give us another ultra-violent glimpse into the ancient Roman world. If the story is familiar to you, it should be. It was originally turned into a movie by director Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas as the gladiator “Spartacus” who led a revolt in central Italy during the Servile Wars.
Starz version of the story looks to zoom in a bit on the life of a gladiator, and of course sensationalizing it a bit to make for an interesting tale for modern sensibilities.
Take a look at the trailer and judge for yourself – this isn’t your daddy’s Spartacus: