"Dead" Director to Tackle Frank Miller's "300" Spartans

by | August 16, 2005 | Comments

Variety brings word of a rather cool-sounding project: "Dawn of the Dead" director Zack Snyder will direct an adaptation of Frank Miller‘s ancient Greece epic "300" for Warner Bros. Perhaps bolstered by the worldwide box office tallies for their "Troy" and the returns on Mr. Miller’s "Sin City" adaptation, WB even has a leading man all signed up: Gerard Butler.

The book / eventual movie "tells the true story of 300 elite Spartan fighters who, led by King Leonidas (Butler), fought to the death against King Xerxes’ massive Persian army during the battle of Thermopylae in 481-480 B.C. According to lore, their valor inspired all of Greece to rise up against the invading Persians, planting the seeds of democracy."

Snyder, along with screenwriter Kurt Johnstad, will be the ones adapting Mr. Miller’s story into screenplay form. Shooting begins this October in Montreal, and WB is promising to stay faithful to the source material: ""300" will rely on hyper-real renderings similar to the stylized illustrations created by Miller for his book."

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