Frank Miller’s award winning comic, 300, is coming to the silver screen. Starring Gerard Butler and directed by Zack Snyder, the film is taking the same loving approach as Sin City before it: recreating the comic panel for panel, design and color and all. Literally, it’s like the book was blow up to gigantic proportions and started moving!
If you’ve never read the graphic novel (and you should, it deserves all the acclaims it’s received) or never heard the story of the 300 Spartans (shame on you), here’s movies.monstersandcritics.com’s summary of the movie:
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.