Reddit could be the new way to be noticed by the movie industry, after a time travel short story posted in a Reddit thread was spotted by Hollywood executives and will now become a full feature movie.

Reddit could be the new way to be noticed by the movie industry, after a time travel short story posted in a Reddit thread was spotted by Hollywood executives and will now become a full feature movie.

 
Author James Irwin posted a 350-word story detailing what happens when the fictitious 35th Marine Expeditionary Unit disappears from modern-day Kabul and shows up on the Tiber River in 23 BC. 
 
It was his answer to the question: “Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern US Marine infantry battalion?”
 
 
The thread boomed in popularity, ending up on the illustrious Reddit homepage. There it was spotted by film studio executives in 2011, who contacted Irwin with the proposal of turning the idea into a movie.
 
Thus was Rome, Sweet Rome born. Irwin wrote a first draft, but the studios brought in screenwriter Brian Miller, famed for his script for Apollo 18. The story has undergone some changes, with US special forces replacing the Marines, but the overall concept remains the same.
 
Now the film has its own Subreddit and a growing audience eagerly waiting to see the Reddit grown creation.
 
Source: The Guardian