300Frank Miller, whose Sin City graphic novel was turned into the castration-laden film of the same name, is headed to the big screen again.  The success of Sin City has, not surprisingly, made Miller a hot commodity in Hollywood, which has got to be an odd feeling for a guy who only graphic novel readers knew existed a year or two ago. This time, it's Miller's 300 that's in production.  Based on a true story, 300 tells the tale of a crew of Spartan warriors (I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that there are about 300 of them) who defeated the Persians in the battle of Thermopylae.  No, I'm not making this up.  Clearly the massive success of Alexander has Hollywood sprinting down the Men in Breastplates path.

The film will be directed by Zach Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) and is set to star Gerard Butler, known to millions as The Phantom in last year's disastrous screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.  Though the film hasn't yet begun shooting, word is that it will attempted to echo the graphic novel look that got Sin City so much attention.
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