Zack Snyder's Latest Updates on Frank Miller's 300 Sequel
Like it or not, it looks like the sequel to 300 might actually be coming together fairly quickly. We last heard about it back in October of last year, when director Zack Snyder revealed that Frank Miller was actually writing an entirely new graphic novel that he would then adapt once it was finished. In a new update over on ComingSoon, Snyder says that "I know for a fact that Frank [Miller] is writing right now." Maybe all that negativity towards The Spirit finally made him realize he's best at writing comics. "[He's] drawing away and seems to be knee-deep in it. I think he's going to head back to Greece again and do another reconnaissance."
So we know what the story will be about (see below for more details), but what about the style? If Zack does decide to direct this sequel again, will he use the same green screen visual style as he did in the original?
"I think we would use the same technology… I don't want it to look too Star Wars-ian… Just from what [Miller] told me, it would be bigger as far as landscape and terrain. We're going to see Athens and the Aegean and other places. There would be an opportunity for bigger visions, though I'd hope for the same aesthetic. The tech we used for 300 was not a revolution. It's basically what the weatherman has. Look, instead of Accuweather it's Sparta… It's going to be the same way, but on crazier steroids."
Snyder explained last year that this sequel would take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea (that was seen at the very end of 300). So it's actually not really a sequel or a prequel, but a combination that would seemingly be focused on the character of Dilios, played by David Wenham in 300. To be honest, I'm actually kind of excited for this, and have a desire to now watch 300 again to be reminded of how awesome that was. And even if Zack does decide to direct the sequel, oh well, maybe he'll try to just up the scale but keep the same style. There's no harm in that right? Or does he need to try something new?