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300 Sequel On The Way
Miller to write; Snyder to direct?

30 June 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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Are you ready for 300, Part II? (Shouldn’t that be 302?)

It would seem that Frank Miller and Zack Snyder are, for it’s been confirmed that Miller, on whose graphic novel last year’s smash hit was based, is to write a story set in the same universe.

The aim is to then adapt that new graphic novel into another 300 movie, with Snyder waiting until he sees Miller’s finished effort before he decides whether or not to direct.

At the moment, it’s not known if the project will be a prequel or a sequel to the visually stunning epic about the Battle of Thermypolae, which was filmed entirely against greenscreen, turned Gerard Butler into a star and secured Snyder his current gig directing Watchmen.

Turning it into a sequel is slightly tricky, given that virtually everybody died in 300, while prequels are – almost by their nature – devoid of narrative tension. But it’s not as if Spartan history is devoid of incident for Miller to explore, so we’re sure he’ll come up with a cracking yarn. And, on a selfish note, it’s always good to see Miller back in the world of comics – clearly, despite his stint directing the upcoming movie version of The Spirit, he hasn’t turned his back just yet on the medium that made him.

The new 300 movie will, like the first one, be produced by Legendary Pictures for Warner Bros. Legendary apparently considers the project to be a major priority, as does Empire’s Helen O’Hara, who is still reeling from the six-pack festival that was the original.

And hey, readers, there’s another upside to this: now they can make a sequel to Meet The Spartans! Joy unconfined!

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This one has to have Cruella Deville in it More

Posted by Geosolus at 07:44 on 01 July 2008 | Report This Post

didnt i hear something about miller writing a novel about the same battle but from the persian point of veiw? More

Posted by The Kevmiester at 02:36 on 01 July 2008 | Report This Post

No, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOOO! More

Posted by Funk at 00:02 on 01 July 2008 | Report This Post

And to all the naysayers: this is a comic book movie, fuck's sake, nothing more, nothing less. With the money the first one made they can do wild with this one. If you've read much Frank Miller (Hard Boiled..... holy shit that'd be a movie and a half) you know he's not going to write a cheap-ass sequel for the sake of it. --- More

Posted by keir at 21:49 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Schindlers List 2: Schindler's Back! is confirmed 4th July 2010. More

Posted by keir at 21:44 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Whens Schindlers List 2 out? More

Posted by kenada_woo at 19:44 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Bigger soundstages would be nice. Sometimes 300 felt so fake because of the small depth, it just gave you a studio feeling instead of a real environment. Apart from that, I really don't know what they could do for a sequel. There are enough stories in Greek history, but everything with an army would instantly feel like a copy from 300. Maybe a Frank Miller-style remake of the Hercules story? Or a godlike Ares versus Hephaestus film? Could be cool. More

Posted by Bluehawk at 16:39 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Please re-make it! Please please please! More

Posted by Sabriel at 16:05 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Don't really know how they are going to bring anything new to the 300, I liked 300 and I'm a fan of Miller's but this could be a mistake. Focus on getting us Sin City 2 and 3 please Mr. Miller. More

Posted by matthewforan at 14:51 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

It's not just because I'm not exactly the biggest fan of 300 that I find this idea awkward. Sounds a bit like Titanic II - Deep As An Ocean or Gladiator: The Ultimate Fight Begins to me. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 14:25 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Well I'm not gonna hold my breath about this yet. It sounds like cashing in to me. But I had to quote you on this "And, on a selfish note, it’s always good to see Miller back in the world of comics – clearly, despite his stint directing the upcoming movie version of The Spirit, he hasn’t turned his back just yet on the medium that made him." Have you READ All Star Batman and Robin? Franks turned his back on comics alright! More

Posted by PsychicClown at 13:46 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Please Let It Be A Prequel!
I couldn't believe when I found out this one. 300 was bar far the best comic book film since Sin City, it got a lot of money and made the leading man a star. I hope it would be a prequel so that there could be a another battle before the whole Persian group arrives. I also hope that Zack and the gang are back for it, wouldn't be right if they had other people playing Leonidas. I would bring on war if they replace Gerry, you hearing me?! More

Posted by joanna likes films at 12:59 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

This is pretty cool news! I love 300. Lets see what Miller comes up with first as his sequel to The Dark Knight Returns wasn't great! More

Posted by Big Red at 12:57 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

No, not the infinitely better 80s handle for 'Snicklers' bars, or even the race once sponsored by Mars bars. The battle of Marathon is what first springs to mind when they suggest a sequel for 300. It was as significant, historically, as the battle at the Hot Gates, and contains as many opportunities in the narrative for uber-heroics and six-pack steriodal action. Go read a Tom Holland book for more... More

Posted by knight77 at 12:09 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Andy Murray – drunken disorderly in Wimbledon on Saturday night Brilliant More

Posted by simpleplan1983 at 11:07 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

After Gladiator struck box office gold, every studio went nuts for sword n sandals pics, some worked,others....not so much, with the success of 300 the trend seems to be back with a vengence. I think that the visual style of 300 was a unique selling point for that film and it might be difficult to return to that concept again unless the script is amazing. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 09:54 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

David Wenham leading the much bigger army at the end of film one - but for an entire film! That's what they should do! More

Posted by Mopictures at 09:36 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

Listen,...if a sequel to meet the spartans ever gets greenlit, then i swear, on the beard od Odin,..i'll find the nearest bell tower, get me a high powered rifle,....and just start shooting! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 09:29 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

What excellent news. 300 was amazing, Frank Miller is God and Snyder better come back and direct or else. Really hope he does a good job with Watchmen as his eye for visual flair shone brightly with 300. Glad that Miller is remainig active in the comic world as his are some of the best, anyone read his version of Robocop2? It should have been made instead of the tat we got.  Hope Helen O'Hara can keep herself sane until then. More

Posted by kinge247 at 09:27 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

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