SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA

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CLIENT: STARZ ENTERTAINMENT

SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA

Betrayed by his country 
Beaten into slavery  
Reborn as a warrior 

SYNOPSIS

The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. 

Poised to overthrow his father and take control; he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. 

Together, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” 

WHAT

‘Spartacus: God of the Arena is an entirely new vision of the ancient legend – a bold, sensual re-imagining of those epic times.

Heart-stopping action captured in cutting-edge graphic novel style, coupled with elegant, sexy drama and devious political intrigue make for gripping television.

HOW

While the emotional focus of the series lies in the characters and their close-up interaction, the excitement of the action is intensified by the ‘graphic novel brought to life’ style, in the vein of the movies 300 and Sin City.

Digipost was the primary post vendor for Spartacus, which is already receiving enthusiastic attention in the US due to its dramatic look and ‘R’ rating.  The project was shot in the main on Genesis, with Phantom utilised for high-speed shots and ramping.

Post work at Digipost included compositing a significant quantity of green screen elements, visual effects, digital intermediate mastering, sound design/foley/ADR/5.1 dolby mix 

FILM CREDITS

Executive Producers
Sam Raimi
Rob Tapert
Joshua Donen
Steven S. Deknight

Starring
John Hannah
Peter Mensah
Manu Bennett
Erin Cummings
Nick E. Tarabay
Lucy Lawless

Photographs © 2010 Starz Entertainment, LLC
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ©2010 Starz Entertainment, LLC