War is hell

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Article Date: October 21, 2005 | Publication: The Irish Times | Author: Michael Dwyer
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While Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are busy working as co-directors on Sin City 2 for release late next summer, shooting started in Montreal this week on 300, based on another of Miller's graphic novels. It recounts how an elite unit of 300 Spartan warriors thwarted the massive Persian army at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. In Miller's blood-spattered interpretation, the story culminates with Spartan king Leonidas riddled with arrows and exacting revenge on Xerxes with his final dying breath.

Gerard Butler is playing Leonidas, heading a cast that includes Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West and Vincent Regan. The director is Zack Snyder, who remade George Romero's Dawn of the Dead and will follow 300 with a remake of Romero's Day of the Dead.

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