I may not know everything, but the things I do know catapult me up into very thin air. Few people possess the random collection of information that courses across the miles of synapses that make up my brain. One of the many stories that I’ve been fascinated by is the historical account of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army numbering in the tens of thousands. Against these incredible odds, the Spartans who fought in this battle inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.
As many of you know, my geek quotient is high… in fact, so high at times that I run the risk of being crushed by its atomic weight. Imagine how high my geek quotient went up when I discovered in January of this past year that Frank Miller’s graphic novel, 300, would be made into a movie. Like Sin City, 300 will feature live actors working on blue screen sets. Having read and reread 300 a number of times, I can say that I am eager to see what the cinematic version can do for the story.
Production journals for the film can be viewed here. This is clearly a boy’s film, since it is about war and loyalty and sacrifice (not that women don’t understand those things), but based on what I’ve seen of the actors, there will be plenty of eye candy for the ladies to enjoy as well.
I can hardly wait to see Frank Miller’s work appear on the big screen again.