Get ready for 300- Frank Miller style
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Article Date: August 16, 2005 | Publication: DoubleAgent.Com | Author: The Agency
One of last years biggest hits was the cinematic feast, SIN CITY. Based on Frank Miller's cult comic series and amazingly adapted to the screen by Robert Rodriquez. Now up for adaptation is another one of Miller's acclaimed graphic novels, "300!".
300 tells the true story of the battle of Thermopylae in 481-480 B.C, a tale of 300 Spartan fighters (led by King Leonidas) who fought to their deaths against the Persian army led by King Xerxes. This amazing battle is said to be what inspired the Greeks to rise against the Persian army and begin their democratic lifestyle.
In this series, Miller took an already phenomenal tale and added his own unique artistic expression. Now, the story will be told on the big screen with Zack Snyder (DAWN OF THE DEAD) directing, with Gerard Butler (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) cast as King Leonidas. Warner Brothers is set to begin production on this one in Montreal sometime in October.
To capture the unique style of the comic it has been commented that "hyper-real renderings" will be used to bring the pages to life. The only concern in this creation is that they will have to make sure to offer a style that differs enough from Miller's previously adapted, SIN CITY, while still bringing the classic Miller style to the screens. One thing is for sure though: if this one is anything close to the original comic (or SIN CITY) then we're sure in for a treat.