300 in 3D?
It may not be a huge surprise, but I don't think anyone was really considering the option of 300 (Filmstalker review) being re-released in 3D, apparently Zack Snyder was one of them.
It would seem, from what he's saying at least, that the studio are currently testing converting 300 into 3D and may well convert the whole film. Then he went on to talk about the sequel, or rather prequel, and what that may well have in store for us.
To be honest, it doesn't seem as though there's that much to learn about the upcoming prequel/sequel, as Zack Snyder tells us that he's leaving it all up to Frank Miller to write, and when he does he'll decide if he's going to be involved or not.
”I'm waiting on Frank Miller for the sequel to '300' and there's a really good chance that will be the thing we do...he's supposed to show me something really soon; actually in the next few months...There was a big discussion about what we would do for the sequel to '300' and I said, 'I didn't tell Frank what to write the first time, and I'm not telling him what to write this time'”
Well that makes a lot of sense, and it's quite a strong decision against what must be an overwhelming push by the studio to move forward with the next film with cries of “write it around Butler”, or “give us more, bigger, 600!”, and such. While that is undoubtedly going on he's saying, let's wait and see what the writer delivers, and lets not get involved until it's done.
More than that Zack Snyder isn't saying that he's going to direct either, if you read between the lines it doesn't look like he's saying he's definitely going to. Here's what else he says from SuperheroHype through ComicBookMovie.
”I'll take it and I'll adapt it and make it into a movie and I'll write a screenplay, but I want him to do whatever he thinks. 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. That would be the next thing and then I'm working on a sci-fi thing that Kurt and I are writing together, an original thing.”
Writing yes, but directing, I'm not sure, he certainly isn't.
Then there's the news of the 300 (Filmstalker review) film itself, and the news that the studio are converting it to 3D as we speak. Snyder's seen some, and his comments don't exactly sound like he's in the thick of the conversion.
”I saw maybe like a ten-minute section that they'd just done. I haven't seen the whole movie but they're talking about doing the whole movie.”
Oh dear. It doesn't sound like he's entirely sold on the idea, now it could have just been an offhand comment, or it could be that he's not committing to whether it's any good or not because he doesn't like the idea. Who knows, the main thing is he's not evangelising about it.
What do you think? Do you want to see 300 in 3D, or would you rather leave it the way it is and move onto the next film?