I think it is quite possible that 300 might be the most anticipated movie for 2007. The film is based on Frank Miller's interpretation of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, when an elite group of 300 Spartan warriors faced off against the Persian army. Warner Bros. has been baiting us for over a year now with behind-the-scenes video journals, teasers and a page on MySpace. While I haven't read the graphic novel, I was sold on the film from the first production stills -- and the former Goth in me had fond memories of the Nine Inch Nails track used in the trailer. So now I have joined the masses that are counting down the days until the film finally makes it to theaters.

So in the spirit of whipping up more anticipation, Empire magazine has an exclusive look at the UK one-sheets for the film. There are four posters in total of the film's main characters, offering a little something for everyone. The posters are some seriously stylized shots of Gerard Butler as Leonidas, Lena Headey as the slinky Queen Gorgo, and money shots of the chained "immortal" and Xerxes, the Persian Emperor. I can't decide if I prefer the North American versions or these ones, since they both have a shirtless Gerard Butler ... it's a close call.
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