Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: May 29, 2006 | Publication: PWInsider.Com | Author: Dave Scherer
Publication/Article Link:http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.asp?id=18260&p=1

Marc Poitras sent this one. ... Former WWE Wrestler Kurrgan (real name Robert Maillet) was featured this week in an newspaper article in his native New Brunswick, Canada. He will be in an upcoming film called "300", by director Zack Snyder (Dawn of The Dead). The man formally known as Kurrgan will be playing the role of Uber, a guy who gets tortured and beaten and then turns into a killing machine to vent all the rage accumulated inside him. While not a major role, Maillet told the reporters that we can see him in quite a few battles in the movie and we see him kill many people.

The movie is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300", that concerns the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians. In this movie, the 7 feet tall and 300 lbs giant is supposedly hard to recognize. He has a shaved head, scars and rotted teeth. Kurrgan got the job through former WWE superstar Jacques Rougeau (The Mountie), who has a wrestling school and still books some shows in his native Quebec.

Part of the filming for 300 is being done in Montreal. Rougeau got a a call from the production team who were looking for a giant. Rougeau mentioned his friend Maillet and the rest is history.