frank miller talks 300 sequel

Everyone who enjoyed the 2006 film 300, let out a big “Why?!” Rumors have been swirling for years that a sequel to the movie that made Gerard Butler a star would hit the screen sometime soon. According to the Los Angeles Times, comic author Frank Miller has been working on another movie, but it’s a prequel. He’s formulated the story, and already has a title for the film.

After 300 ended its run in theaters, it accumulated over 450 million dollars worldwide. What studio wouldn’t want to repeat that kind of success? Logically a sequel wouldn’t make sense because of the outcome of the film, but Miller found his loophole through a prequel. When he spoke to the LATimes, he dropped a bomb that the new film will be entitled, Xerxes after the Rodrigo Santoro villain in the original.

“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.”

Speaking of lens, he went on to reveal that Zack Snyder has interest in returning to the franchise and taking on the prequel. It sounds like Miller is obsessed with Greco-Roman/Mediterranean culture, and in a way he admitted it.

“Every generation returns to ancient Greece because, well, the stories are so damn good. The fact and the myth are inseparable and, believe me, when you go sailing for a while in the Aegean Sea, you start believing in Poseidon.”

Do you know what I’d love to believe in again? Real filmmaking. Why do we have to tack on more to this movie when it’s obviously not needed? 300 was a perfect stand alone project that doesn’t need an excessive backstory to fuel more films.

Do you want to see a prequel/sequel to 300?