Tuesday, December 15, 2009

'300' Sequel Is Really a Prequel

Filmmaker Zack Snyder has long said that Frank Miller is hard at work on making a sequel to the graphic novel "300," which Snyder adapted into a successful film. Snyder has also said he intends on adapting the new graphic novel into a feature film as well, but not until Miller's work was done.

So based on the latest word from Miller, Snyder might want to get his Spartan armor ready.

In an interview with Hero Complex, Miller revealed that he already has a title in the form of "Xerxes," clearly derived from the name of the first film's villain played by "Lost" actor Rodrigo Santoro.

"It's the battle of Marathon through my lens," Miller said of the novel's plot. "I've finished the plot and I'm getting started on the artwork."

"300" focused on the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, ten years after the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, where the Persian forces were brutally decimated by the hands of their would-be Greek subjugates.

Since Xerxes' father ruled the Persians during that time, perhaps the new story would be something of a coming-of-age story for the eventual "300" antagonist.

As far as I know, Gerard Butler's character in "300," the Spartan king Leonidas, was not part of the Battle of Marathon but was obviously alive at the time of it; the Spartans had been asked by the Athenians to send assistance but declined because they were in the middle of a religious festival.

Whether Miller weaves Leonidas into the story remains to be seen...
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: MTV News, The Geek Files


Gautam said...

I am so looking forward to it!

Check out my reviews at http://offshootsofboredom.blogspot.com/

Head Hero said...

I am looking forward to it too!

I will check it out since I love to read reviews and stopped doing them myself.