Hmm… a prequel or a sequel to 300… how about BOTH!
After the huge success of 300, there was much talk of a potential prequel or sequel to the hit phenomenon. Well, it turns out there will be another 300 film and it will be a bit of both.
After the Warner Brothers’ Watchmen presentation on Wednesday, Robert Sanchez from IESB had a chance to throw a few questions at Zack Snyder during the cocktail reception. Simply asked when the second 300 film would be based, Snyder responded saying it would take place
“between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea”
the latter of which is where the first film ended off with Dilios, the one-eyed narrator (played by my favorite, David Wenham), leading the Greeks into battle.
Frank Miller, creator of the original 300 graphic novel, will be working on the follow-up graphic novel, which will then be adapted for the second film. Snyder made sure to point out that this second piece of work will be entirely Frank Miller’s creation and that he is not involved in any way with the writing of the story.
It’s a relief to hear that the sequel/prequel will be an original comic turned into a movie rather than a movie turned into a comic. It’s also a relief to hear that Snyder will again helm the film.
What do you think? Should there be another 300 film? If Wenham is back, if Snyder is directing, and if they can bring back Gerard Butler as Leonidas, then I’m in for sure!