Here is not one but two thumbs up for Frank Miller
on this glorious Tuesday. A little while back we mentioned that one of Frank
Miller's [Sin City]
other graphic novels, 300, may soon be getting the greenlight to
become a full - length feature film. The graphic novel, detailing the story
of the 300 Sparton fighters who were able to cause such an amount of casualties
to the invading Persian army that they soon lost the taste for war, has
finally been given the greenlight.
Purchase the graphic novel at Amazon
300 is a Go
According to the report from Variety, Warner Bros
Pictures has recently announced that they have purchased rights to the film
and have already chosen Zach Snyder [Dawn of the Dead] to direct
and Gerard Butler [Reign of Fire] to star. If you have seen the
film The Last Samurai, you may have already heard the tale of the
battle of Thermopylae that took place in 481-480 B.C. when Tom Cruise's
character tells how he and his fellow samurai now face the same situation
against the Japanese army.
So, though the story is told through Frank Miller's graphic novel, it is
a factual story of how a few soldiers were able to repel an entire army.
This later allowed Greece to grow and plant the first seeds of democracy.
While battle of Thermopylae is a true story, the
film will take on the look and feel of the Frank Miller graphic novel 300.
I guess they figured if the cinematography can work for Sin City,
it could also work for this tale. Either way, this film should be huge when
it steps out of production.
Stay tuned for updates.