Montreal Stages Spartan War For Miller's 300
Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: December 28, 2005 | Publication: www.aactionauditions.com | Author: editors
CG Recreation of 'Battle of Thermopylae'
Based on the graphic novel by Frank "Sin City" Miller, 300 is a 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 sacrifice inspired Greece to unite against the Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.
Filming in Montreal, the film brings Millerís graphic novel to life by combining live action with CG virtual backgrounds.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents in Association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, 300.
Directed by Zack "Dawn Of The Dead" Snyder, the film stars Gerard "Phantom Of The Opera" Butler, Lena "The Brothers Grimm" Headey, David "Lord Of The Rings" Wenham, Vincent "Troy" Regan, Rodrigo "Love Actually" Santoro and Dominic "The Forgotten" West.
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.
Executive producers are Frank Miller, Deborah Snyder, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren.
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.