Ridley Scott has directed more than a few cinematic treasures over the course of his illustrious career. From Alien and Thelma and Louise to American Gangster and The Martian, he’s produced work that’s sure to stand the test of time. Of course, one film that he receives a particular amount of praise for is his 2000 historical epic, Gladiator. Fans have long been hoping for a sequel to the Oscar-winning film though, over the years, the project has reportedly experienced its share of starts and stops. But Scott has now indicated that the film is indeed moving forward, and production could be starting sooner than you’d think.