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Zack Snyder Talks 300 Prequel
Plus, 300 to be re-released in 3D?

24 March 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

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Zack Snyder's Guardians of Ga'Hoole (or whatever it's called this week) is on the way, and he's hard at work on Sucker Punch, his first project not adapted from something else. But Snyder is already looking ahead. Except, he's also looking back, to the oily pecs and rhinos and hermaphrodites of 300

Talking to Coming Soon's Superhero Hype, he confirmed that Frank Miller's Xerxes is almost certainly headed screenwards, as well as to the bookshops and comic emporiums. "I'm waiting on Frank to show me something in the next couple of months, and there's a really good chance that will be the next thing we do," says Snyder. "I'm not telling him what to write. I'll take it and I'll adapt it and make it into a movie and I'll write a screenplay, but I want him to do whatever he thinks."

It isn't an absolutely certain hundred percent done deal, but, says Snyder, "I'm pretty confident it's going to be awesome".

If you can't wait though, console yourself with the thought that 300 itself might be returning in 3D, as Warners clamour to 3Dify everything on their books (next up, Casablanca!*). It seems Snyder's recent decision to go 3D with Sucker Punch was prompted by Warners waving a ten minute showreel of 3D 300 at him. Sold! And "we're talking about doing the whole movie."

Whether it materialises will presumably depend on big summer 3D releases like Clash of the Titans keeping up the box-office momentum of Avatar and Alice. Will the novelty wear off? And are there many films you'd turn out for again if they gained a dimension?

*Joke. We hope.

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Your Comments

RE: 3D might give a new dimension
It's nothing to do with gayness you watch it because you enjoy violent movies and 300 is one of those, i like it because of all the weird creatures that appear in the film. More

Posted by anakin solo at 20:55 on 28 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: 3D might give a new dimension
Isn't 300 officially the gayest movie ever, and the more you love it the more gay you are? Nothing wrong with being gay, but staring at slo motion half nekkid musclemen is a bit tedious if you're not. More

Posted by jobloffski at 09:51 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: 3D might give a new dimension
They can make 300 in 4D if they want, with actual spikes piercing my scrotum as I sit and watch, it would still be ASS More

Posted by Edward Nygma at 01:09 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: 3D might give a new dimension
Oh my God, has Satan risen from the his infernal dwellings and made his first priority tormenting me? Cause I cannot imagine anything more unfathomably evil.  More

Posted by Deviation at 00:37 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: 3D might give a new dimension
Why a prequel of 300, what's wrong with it as it is and it doesn't need to be in 3d ether, then again seeing that spartan's head being cut off maybe a laugh. More

Posted by anakin solo at 00:34 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

3D might give a new dimension
but it won't add any emotional depth to 300. Something the film was sorely lacking. The trouble is that (possible SPOILER) we're not moved by the final fate of the titular 'heroes.' I don't see why spears coming out of the screen would cover for that. After all not every film has to be Citizen Kane, but it does help if you give a fuck about the characters. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 19:38 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

I heard a little while ago that Mr Lucas was gonna do Star Wars (all of them) in 3D. Now that is something I would pay good money to see. More

Posted by iwishiwasajedi at 18:39 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

And are there many films you'd turn out for again if they gained a dimension?
Not one. More

Posted by Mancubus at 18:34 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

Could be Good
swordsandsandals - grow up, 3D is just another step closer to total cinematic immersion, embrace the change. I bet people like you complained when talkies and colour came in, fucking whiner. More

Posted by Dave25 at 17:57 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

Don't care. First one was just dull. More

Posted by philshepp at 17:19 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

300 In 3D?!
Hell yeah, I'm up for that! More

Posted by joanna likes films at 14:09 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

I hate this 3D obsession, particularly the retro-fitting thing. If a film did or didn't work before, what's the point of making it jump into your face? Will it improve the film? Probably not. Here's hoping Clash of the Titans fails. More

Posted by swordsandsandals at 13:47 on 24 March 2010 | Report This Post

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