Snyder Gears up for 300 Prequel

xerxes Snyder Gears up for 300 Prequel

Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes in 300

SuperHeroHype have been talking to Zack Snyder (300, WATCHMEN) and it seems that he’ll be directing the prequel to 300, entitled XERXES, in the near future. Apparently Frank Miller (SIN CITY, THE SPIRIT) is working on writing the film and once Snyder releases his upcoming LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS and finishes next years SUCKER PUNCH he says, “There’s a really good chance that will be the thing we do [next]“.

Additionally, the original 300 may be re-released in 3D following the decision to convert SUCKER PUNCH to said format. Warner Bros. converted a ten minute portion of 300 into 3D to show him its potential for SUCKER PUNCH and it was enough to make him, and the studio, seriously consider a 3D re-release of 300. The original 300 was visually stunning and a lot of fun so a prequel created by the main two minds behind the original should be something to look forward to. Though the decision to convert 300 into 3D smells a little more like a re-hash for cash than anything else.

Snyder’s LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS is out on the 24th of September later this year and SUCKER PUNCH the 25th of March, 2011. What do you think, does the prospect of a 300 prequel sound exciting  and is 300 worth a re-release in 3D?

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Dennis Routledge Tizzard

Dennis Routledge Tizzard is a Film Studies graduate just starting out in the field of online film journalism. He maintains a blog for reviews of recent film releases, writes a weekly feature called 'The Art of Film Advertising' for The 405 and regularly contributes news articles and reviews for Cinefantastique Online.

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