Looks like Robert Rodriguez isn't the only fan
of Frank Miller in Hollywood. The writer, fresh off his collaboration with
Rodriguez in Sin City
is gearing up to have another one of his classic tales adapted for the big
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Miller's 300 Goes to Film
According to the folks at AICN,
looks like director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead 2004) has signed
up to adapt Frank Miller's take on 'The Battle of Thermopylae' in the graphic
novel 300. Loosely based on a true story, the comic tells the story
King Leonidas and his 300 man army's efforts to defend their land against
the incoming invasion by the Persian Army. While not being mentioned with
all of Miller's bigger successes (Sin City, The Dark Night
Returns, Batman: Year One), this story is definitely one of
Miller's better ones.
The film looks to have a budget around $60 million and is close to starting
production in Vancouver. AICN also notes how Snyder is intent on filming
the movie "shot for panel" similar to how Robert Rodriguez made Sin
With Rodriguez recently announcing plans for a
Sin City sequel, Batman: Year One used as the basis for
Batman Begins and now plans to adapt 300 into a film,
2005 definitely looks to be Frank Miller's year. Stay tuned for more details.
Frank Miller's Sin City comes to DVD on August 16th.