Sin City was great wasn’t it? Well, along with Sin City 2 there is another Frank Miller graphic novel getting turned into a feature film… 300. The film stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Rodrigo Santoro and Dominic West and is being directed by Zack Snyder, the man behind the Dawn of the Dead remake.
Why am I bringing all this up? Because the official site for the film has just gone live and it has production blogs from director Zack Snyder, concept art, the synopsis (seen below) and will have video journals just like Peter Jackson did for King Kong.
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious
retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas
(Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against
Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their
valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian
enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Millerâ€™s
(Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live
action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of
this ancient historic tale.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents in Association with
Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton / Gianni Nunnari
Production, 300. Directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead),
the film stars Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera), Lena Headey
(The Brothers Grimm), David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings
trilogy), Vincent Regan (Troy), Rodrigo Santoro (Love
Actually) and Dominic West (The Forgotten). Gianni Nunnari
(The Departed), Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann (Land of the
Dead) and Jeffrey Silver (Training Day) are the producers.
Snyder and Kurt Johnstad adapted the graphic novel by Frank Miller and
Lynn Varley, with a previous draft of the script by Michael Gordon.
The executive producers are Frank Miller, Deborah Snyder, Craig J. Flores,
Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren. The creative behind-the-scenes
team is led by director of photography Larry Fong, production designer
James Bissell, editor Bill Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson.
Music is by Tyler Bates.