Nine New Film Clips, IMAX Featurette and Behind The Scenes Footage from WB's 300!

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Article Date: February 10, 2007 | Publication: IESB.Net | Author: Stephanie Sanchez
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If there is one movie I have been dying to see this year it's Zack Snyder's 300 released by Warner Bros. March 9, 2007. Preview footage shown at Comic Con 2006 whet the palate of fans everywhere who have been followed its development with intense anticipation.

Image"300" is a ferocious 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 valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.

Inspired by the work of graphic novelist Frank Miller, creator of "Sin City," "300" is an epic adventure about passion, courage, freedom and sacrifice embodied by the Spartan warriors who fought one of the greatest battles in history. Co-written and directed by Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead"), the film brings Miller's acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton / Gianni Nunnari Production, "300." The film stars Gerard Butler ("Phantom of the Opera"), Lena Headey ("The Brothers Grimm"), David Wenham ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and Dominic West ("The Forgotten"). The screenplay is written by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.

"300" is produced by Gianni Nunnari ("The Departed"), Mark Canton ("Land of the Dead"), Bernie Goldmann ("Land of the Dead") and Jeffrey Silver ("Training Day") with Deborah Snyder, Frank Miller, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren serving as executive producers.

Joining Snyder behind the scenes were director of photography Larry Fong, production designer James Bissell, editor William Hoy, costume designer Michael Wilkinson, and visual effects supervisor Chris Watts. The music is by Tyler Bates. Warner Bros Records is distributing the score soundtrack album, comprised entirely of Bates' music, with the film's March 9th theatrical release.

Concurrently with the film's debut in conventional theaters, "300: The IMAX Experience" will be released in IMAX(R) theatres worldwide. This film has been digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience(R) with proprietary IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-mastering) technology. 300: The IMAX Experience marks the thirteenth IMAX film with Warner Bros. Pictures to date. IMAX theatres will allow audiences to experience the Spartans' fight for freedom and glory on some of the world's largest screens, surrounded by state-of-the-art digital surround sound. IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(R), IMAX MPX(R), and The IMAX Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the Company can be found at www.imax.com.

"300" is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated "R" for "graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity."

Film Clips (click link above for links)

This Is Sparta!
What Would A Free Man Do
Then We Will Fight In The Shade
Lay Down Your Weapons
Push Them Towards The Cliffs
You Must Be Xerxes
No Retreat, No Surrender, That Is Spartan Law
You Have A Story To Tell
Speech To The Council
IMAX 300 Featurette
300 Behind The Scenes - 12:00 Minutes

300 battles its way into theaters March 9, 2007