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from E! Online

Counting Down to 300 Sequel

Gerard Butler, 300
Warner Bros. Entertainment

For Greece! For glory! For ripped guys in skimpy armor!

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are looking for a plot to hang a follow-up to 300on, as they try to repeat the surprise blockbuster success of the 2006 flick adapted from Frank Miller‘s graphic novel.

Fanboys will be heartened to know that, according to Variety, original director Zack Snyder is being wooed for the next installment, which will be based on a new graphic novel from the acclaimed comic-book writer.

The problem is exactly who will be going to war this time around, considering nearly all of300‘s main characters were killed off at the end of the first film, including Gerard Butlerand his heroic pecs. Butler’s testosterone-fueled King Leonidas led Sparta’s small yet fierce army in a doomed but inspiring standoff against the Persians in the Battle of Thermopylae.

Miller must work out whether the new saga will be a prequel, a sequel or a possible spinoff headlining those who survived the brutal fighting, and whether there will be a number referenced in the title (1506003,000?).

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Posted on June 30, 2008 by Editor

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