Mullally said the movie isn’t 100 percent officially happening yet.
"We’re shooting for next hiatus, which means next spring/summer," Mullally said of production. "It’s still not 100 percent official though and I got in trouble the last time I talked about it. I’m going to talk about it again, I don’t care. We’re trying to get it going, it’s a question of getting the script finished and approved and all of that."
When asked about financial backing, which had been a sticking point of the film becoming a reality, Mullally said she thinks the money is there as long as the script gets approved.
"I think there’s going to be some kind of mayhem if it doesn’t for some reason happen because the cast is very gung-ho about it and I know the fans are too," she said. "So fingies crossed."
Starz is ending “Spartacus” after the upcoming season. Maureen Ryan spoke with Steven DeKnight about the reason the gladiator drama is ending.
I would never want any show that I do to become a chore to watch, and I’ve watched and loved shows like that, where, honestly, towards the end, it was more of a test of wills than actually appointment television. So that was part of it. There were many, many factors that weighed in on the decision to make this the final season. Obviously, Andy Whitfield’s passing influenced how long we wanted to continue the show. And, you know, there’s always economic factors with a show moving forward, especially a show like this that gets more and more massive.
I had a somewhat epic interview with Lucy Lawless earlier this week. We talked about everything fro “Spartacus” to “Celebrity Duets.” She was dropping all sorts of wonderful “Spartacus” tidbits, praising “Xena” fans (and discussing the trouble with a “Xena” reunion movie) and said certain reality stars need to go eat some pie. A taste of the interview below.
Do you have a favorite part about playing Lucretia? Oh, oh yeah. It’s the challenge of it: Can I make her wickedness completely real and relatable that you can see where she’s coming from? If she seems like a logical person, then I can make her wickedness your problem and I relish that. I aim to make the audience complicit in my crimes by making her as fully real as possible. She’s not all bad and she’s not all good; she’s a complete mixture because I believe we all are. It makes me cringe when people call her a villainess because she’s not; she’s anyone.
There’s a company that is interested in it and they said they want to do it, it’s just a matter of getting Starz to completely sign off on it. I think they’re going to. They’ve been pretty cool about it.