Borrowing a page from Peter Jackson, "Dawn of the Dead" director Zack Snyder is participating in an interactive website for his upcoming adaptation of Frank Miller‘s "300," a project that sounds, well, pretty damn awesome if you ask me.
"Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, "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. The film brings Miller’s ("Sin City") acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale."
Starring alongside Gerard Butler are Dominic West, David Wenham, Lena Headey, and Vincent Regan. The new website promises blog entries, production diaries, and all sorts of behind-the-scenes tidbits from the "300" set. The WB project is scheduled for release in late 2006.