Eva Green could be headed to the fifth century, B.C. as The Hollywood Reporter has word that she’s interested in playing the title role in Noam Murro’s 300: Battle of Artemisia.
The film, a sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 300 (in turn based on Frank Miller’s 1998 comic book miniseries), will tell, in part, the story of Greek General Themistocles, who lead Athens against Persian invaders in a battle that played out simultaneously with the Battle of Thermopylae (depicted in the first film).
ComingSoon.net spoke with the film’s producers last month and got an update on the status of the quasi-sequel.
“We have to say that Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, his writing partner, have killed it,” said Mark Canton of the screenplay. “They’ve done a tremendous job making a highly intelligent, epic story that will stand on its own. But it’s not a conventional sequel and, for what we do, that’s what you hope and pray for. That you can be original and authentic at the same time.”
Green, best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in 2006’s Casino Royale, recently appeared in Perfect Sense as well as on the television series “Camelot”.
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