Rome Sweet Rome, a historical sci-fi saga published as comments at Reddit, was snapped up today by Warner Brothers.
In answer to a question — "Could I destroy the Roman Empire … with a U.S. Marine Battalion?" — author James Erwin posted his reply in the form of a short story. Just a few hundred words long, it was soon expanded with more perfectly formed flash-fics, and the ongoing saga became a hit.
According to Variety, WB's Chris Gary encouraged the studio to 'move agressively' to acquire the rights.