Screen Junkies » 300 sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jaume Collet-Serra And Noam Murro Battle Over ’300: Battle Of Artemisia’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jaume-collet-serra-and-noam-murro-battle-over-300-battle-of-artemisia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jaume-collet-serra-and-noam-murro-battle-over-300-battle-of-artemisia/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:05:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218199 The sequel formerly known as 'Xerxes'.

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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)

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Guy Ritchie NOT Offered ’300′ Sequel, Zack Snyder And His Owl Army NOT Furious http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guy-ritchie-offered-300-sequel-zack-snyder-and-his-owl-army-might-be-furious/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guy-ritchie-offered-300-sequel-zack-snyder-and-his-owl-army-might-be-furious/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 01:50:36 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27390 Looks like Warner execs just kicked Snyder into the pit on this one.

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UPDATE: Warner Bros. has told The Playlist that Guy Ritchie is not directing the 300 sequel, Xerxes. Neither is Zack Snyder, as he’s too busy figuring out Superman. James Franco has also not thrown his hat in the ring yet, but I expect it won’t be long.

This is madness. This is Warner Bros.

After director Zack Snyder‘s run of box office disappointments about owls – the funny to say Owls of Ga’Hoole and Watchmen, which featured that crazy/awkward Owlship sex scene - it seems like Warner Bros. may not be so keen on Mr. Snyder. There are rumors that his Superman: Man Of Steel script has major third act problems and recent test audiences feel like they got sucker punched after watching Sucker Punch. Mr. Snyder must be suffering from a major hoot-ache right now. (I was going for an owl/”headache” joke, not an owl/”footache” joke, but only time will tell how that pun gets interpreted.)

A sign that things have gone south between the WB and Snyder? They’ve offered director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) the sequel to Snyder’s box office smash 300. Called Xerxes, all we know for now is that it’s called Xerxes and will likely center around that Prussian king… y’know, What’s-his-name… Baldy McChainface. The real insult is that the story for the sequel – also based on a Frank Miller graphic novel – was developed for the screen by Snyder, with intentions to direct it himself.

Ho boy. Looks like Warner execs just kicked Snyder into the pit on this one. (Vulture)

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Zack Snyder Has Begun Writing ’300′ Sequel ‘Xerxes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-has-begun-writing-300-sequel-xerxes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-has-begun-writing-300-sequel-xerxes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Zack Snyder has finally agreed to make a sequel to 300. He was always hesitant to commit until he saw how Frank Miller's Xerxes comic turned out. If it wasn't awesome and didn't loan itself to unnecessary slow-motion, then it wasn't going to happen. Luckily for ab-crunching actors everywhere, Miller's comic made the grade. Snyder tells the LA Times what we can expect from the sequel: "This movie follows Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae [which was the basis of '300']," Snyder said. "This one starts off with a quick retelling of the why of the Persian wars. It starts off at the Battle of Marathon and then it goes back to Themistocles  finding out that Persians are invading again. and off we go over to learn a little bit about why Xerxes is the way he is." I'd always assumed he was that way because of a handsy uncle.

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Zack Snyder has finally agreed to make a sequel to 300. He was always hesitant to commit until he saw how Frank Miller‘s Xerxes comic turned out. If it wasn’t awesome and didn’t loan itself to unnecessary slow-motion, then it wasn’t going to happen. Luckily for ab-crunching actors everywhere, Miller’s comic made the grade. Snyder tells the LA Times what we can expect from the sequel:

"This movie follows Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae [which was the basis of '300']," Snyder said. "This one starts off with a quick retelling of the why of the Persian wars. It starts off at the Battle of Marathon and then it goes back to Themistocles  finding out that Persians are invading again. and off we go over to learn a little bit about why Xerxes is the way he is."

I’d always assumed he was that way because of a handsy uncle.

 

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