[post-album postid="207501" item="1"]Two men now stand atop the wall of corpses that has become the 300 sequel's director shortlist. With gritted teeth and clenched abdominal muscles, they hold their weapons nearly as tight as their love for their homelands. But there can be just one.

Unknown's Jaume Collet-Serra and Die Hard 5's Noam Murro are the final two in consideration to be passed Zack Snyder's ceremonial directing headdress to take the helm of 300: Battle Of Artemisia (formerly known as Xerxes). Snyder, who is currently busy with Man Of Steel, will come on in a producer's capacity and force both men to try to kick one another down a deep pit of doom. The same pit made famous by the film Meet the Spartans. (Deadline)