Monday, October 16, 2006

300!

I was alerted by the latest "Day By Day" cartoon there in the sidebar tonight that there is a trailer out for a new movie called simply "300", and I am all in a tizzy!

Frankly, it looks awesome!

From the official website of the film,
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.
I have the graphic novel on a display stand not ten feet from where I'm sitting now.

The original 1962 film version, The 300 Spartans, was always a favorite of mine.

But this new one is going to be incredible. It will be more stylized and surreal. And by following the graphic novel, it's certainly not a straight telling from Herodotus.

But that's fine. Maybe it won't be a history lesson, but it will certainly be entertaining, and captures the essential elements. They call it an "operatic" telling of the tale.

See the Promo Trailer.

Then see other goodies here. (Or see here for links to sites with trailers in various formats).

Just stay alive until March 9, 2007, to see it!

For a quick take on how stunning it looks, see images below:



1 Comments:

Blogger Denny said...

Sounds like a movie I would want to see.

That terror-helping bitch Lynne Stewart should have gotten the death penalty. If not that she should at least have gotten ten minutes with hungry lions. Or maybe five minutes with 1,000 poisonous snakes. Or at least one minute in a vat with burnig oil. Or at least five seconds with a vengeance seeking victim of Islamofacist violence with a 357 fully loaded. Anyway way you slice it, she should not be breathing.

7:22 AM, October 17, 2006  

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