Today in meathead movie news, 300 director Zack Snyder told Coming Soon that his 2006 capes, loincloths and abs epic may be receiving the ubiquitous 3-D treatment and a re-release from Warner Brothers. While it’s a completely unnecessary money-grubbing move concerning a movie that was fairly bone-headed to begin with, it would remind us all of a time when Gerard Butler seemed remotely cool before falling into the icy rom-com clutches of Jennifer Aniston and Katherine Heigl.
Here’s what Snyder had to say about the progress of 300 in 3D.
“I had a bunch of meetings and basically, what convinced me was that they actually did a conversion of 300. Not the whole thing. I haven’t seen the whole movie but they’re talking about doing the whole movie… I saw maybe like a ten-minute section that they’d just done. By the way, they did an amazing job. The way we shot it actually, it’s almost like a 3D movie anyway, so it really lends itself to that. There is a difference.”
Snyder, who is currently finishing up a 3D animated feature entitled Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (seriously), also mentioned that 300 scribe Frank Miller is already in the process of writing a 300 prequel, Xerxes, which will focus on the first film’s villain. Frat boys rejoice!
“I feel like at this point I’m still waiting to see it, but I’m confident that it’s going to be awesome. I’m not going to say I’m 100%, like that’s it, but on the other hand, I’m pretty confident it’s going to be awesome.”
Awesome, man. Awesome.
What do you think of 300′s 3D re-release? Would you pay to see it again in theaters?