Ridley Scott is reportedly working on a sequel to the original Gladiator film, which came out 23 years ago.
According to The Sun, the production team are currently casting major roles, with filming expected to begin in May.
The outlet claim locations in the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate have been chosen for filming.
A source told The Sun, 'This has been building since 2018 and for a long time it looked like it may never see the light of day.'
'But suddenly late last year the production team really sprung into life after settling on a new script which seemed to inspire them.'
'A few months later everything was up and running and now it’s well underway.'
'It’s one of the biggest action films of its era and was a massive hit.'
'People have been asking Ridley about a follow-up for years, so there’s clearly a massive appetite for it.'
Details about the new film are being kept under wraps.