Rome Sweet Rome, the story about a gaggle of U.S. Marines who find themselves transported back in time and pitted against the might of Rome, started out as a question on Reddit: "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry…
Pitching movie ideas in Hollywood can be hard, if you don't have an agent or any connections. Or you could just post your idea on Reddit.com. A posting on the popular social-networking site has been optioned as a movie by Warner Bros.
Reddit has sold out! Er, not really. But! Warner Bros has bought movie rights to a story idea that originated as a Reddit comment. It all started when someone posted a question wondering if today's US Marines could defeat Roman Empire legionnaires if they traveled back in time.