Production on the sequel to Ridley Scott's historical epic Gladiator has started this month.
Filming locations are set to take place in Malta, Morocco and the UK, and will run for four months.
Gladiator (2000), directed Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson filmed in Malta — from the Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara, to Valletta Ditch in Saint Michael's Bastion to the Grand Harbour in Valletta, as an identical stand-in for ancient Rome.
David Scarpa has penned the screenplay, who previously worked with Scott as the writer for All the Money in the World. Scott produces the sequel alongside Michael Pruss, the president of Scott Free Productions, and Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher from Red Wagon Entertainment.
Janty Yates, the original costume designer for Gladiator, along with Arthur Max, the original production designer, also return for the sequel.