New "300" Trailer is ... Also Awesome

Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: October 5, 2006 | Publication: Cinematical | Author: Scott Weinberg
Publication/Article Link:http://www.cinematical.com/2006/10/05/new-300-trailer-is-also-awesome/

A few weeks back I stumbled across this mega-awesome promotional clip for Zack Snyder's 300, and it was more than enough to get me uber-geeked for the flick. Now comes the first official trailer for the movie, and it has cemented my opinion: 300 will be the awesomest movie ever made.

Nah, I'm just nerding around, but seriously -- I cannot wait to see what the final product looks like, because the small amount of footage I've seen so far is pretty damn eye-catching. As stated earlier, 300 is based on a Frank Miller graphic novel, as well as the actual battle of Thermopylae. (A Spartans vs. Persians tiff, apparently.) Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham and Vincent Regan are the stars. Snyder and first-time screenwriters Kurt Johnstad and Michael Gordon did the adaptation duties. Hell, even the cinematographer is a first-timer. And yet, the movie still has 16 producers. Weird.

The only bad news surrounding 300 is that of its release date: March 9th? You can't give us a trailer like this and then ask us to wait five freakin' months for the payoff!