The studio is working from a pitch by Michael Gordon (300, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). The story will focus on Spartacus as the leader of 70,000 warriors and 50,000 freed slaves as they fought against the Roman empire between 73 and 71 B.C. The 1960 version of Spartacus was based on a fictional novel by Howard Fast.
No production schedule was given for Spartacus, and a director hasn't been attached yet. It isn't clear if Michael Gordon will write the screenplay based on his own pitch, or if the studio will hire another scribe. Graham King and Tim Headington will produce.