Mandalay Pictures has acquired film rights for Julius, a modern re-imagining of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" from Oni Press with F. Gary Gray set to direct.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the graphic novel was written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Brett Weldele, and follows Julius, a London crime king who is beloved like royalty by the public. His generals, however, conspire against him.

No production date has been set.