300 sequel a definite?
Last week the news was that a 300 sequel may be in development. However as the three producers interviewed may have been sampling the free champagne they get at these gigs, it was hard to take seriously. But more news has leaked that makes it look like a 300 sequel is definitely in development.
How will it work given the very final end to the first? Maybe they will go with a prequel, and get the same stars back?
It was at the Saturn Awards that producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann talked about a 300 sequel. They said they were waiting on Frank Miller to write a script for another 300 (Filmstalker review) film. It all seemed a bit unreal at the time, but now the head of one of the studios involved in the first has said that it is true. Speaking to Variety, Thomas Hull has this to say:
The vision of Frank Miller's universe that Zack Snyder brought to the screen in '300' is unlike anything ever seen before. We want to be certain that the story originates with Frank and be as compelling as the first.
Zach Snyder is waiting on a script before he commits but it does look like it's happening. If it's all new material written by Frank Millar it could go anyway. A sequel with all new characters, or a spin off of some kind. Maybe a prequel is a better way to go, and they can maybe get Gerard Butler back. What would be your preference?