300 Prequel Announced, Called Xerxes17.12.09 # Sequel # 8 Comments
With the massive success of the film version of 300 for director Zach Snyder, naturally everyone was expecting there to be some kind of sequel or spin off rushed out to cash in on the sword-and sandals hype, however the graphic novel the movie is based on is a stand-alone work so there was no raw material upon which to base the story.
Until now that is.
In an interview with the LA Times, Frank Miller, the creator of 300 has stated that he is working on a prequel entitled Xerxes.
Miller is preparing a follow-up now titled “Xerxes,” which begins about 10 years before the events of “300,” and Snyder has expressed interest in it as a film property as well. “It’s the battle of Marathon through my lens,” Miller said Wednesday. “I’ve finished the plot and I’m getting started on the artwork.
Miller said he is not surprised Greece is resurgent in Hollywood. “Every generation returns to ancient Greece because, well, the stories are so damn good”.