LOS ANGELES—The long-anticipated Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning from London Gunn Productions and Miko Lee Productions screens for the very first time September 13 at the London Gunn Ranch to a private, industry-only audience, and two fans will have the chance to be in attendance.
Arriving to retailers September 18, with Wicked Pictures handling distribution, the epic retelling of the legendary Roman gladiator's tale was written, directed by and stars London Gunn co-owner Marcus London, and has already received a "First Choice Award" from the 2011 NightMoves Awards. In addition, Die-Screaming.com called it the most "epic adult feature ever" and it has been chosen as a main contender at the upcoming Erotikos Film Festival in Jamaica.
"The reaction we've been getting from our colleagues in the adult industry as well as multiple venues and directors in the mainstream media has been overwhelming," London said. "This was shot independently, without the help of a large studio. I'm so proud that a small group of performers were able to create something so spectacular through dedication and perseverance. And the screening will be just as spectacular as the film. We'll be watching the movie on a giant screen on the same set where we filmed. The ranch will be set up as an ode to the old Roman Empire with tiki torches for a rustic feel. We're going to make this screening as unique and grand as the Spartacus movie itself."
For the opportunity to become one of the two fans invited to the screening, hopefuls must submit the correct answers to the following three questions:
1) Where was Spartacus originally from?
2) Spartacus' army swelled to a maximum of how many slaves?
3) What year did Spartacus escape from Ludis Batiatus?
Contest entrants should email their answers along with their name and contact information to London at Marcusmaxius@hotmail.com, with "Spartacus Screening Questions" in the subject line. The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday, September 10.
Producers London, Tommy Gunn and Miko Lee will be on hand at the screening, along with many of the movie's other stars. For more information, visit the official Spartacus MMXII website at www.spartacusmmxii.com, or the the blog page at www.spartacusxxx.blogspot.com.