Frank Miller Begins Work on 299


?All those rumors of Frank Miller writing a sequel to 300? Bullshit. Total bullshit. Because Miller is making a prequel to 300. According to the L.A. Times:

Miller is preparing a follow-up now titled “Xerxes,”
which begins about 10 years before the events of “300,” and Snyder has
expressed interest in it as a film property as well. “It’s the battle
of Marathon through my lens,” Miller said Wednesday. “I’ve finished the
plot and I’m getting started on the artwork.”

Miller said he is not surprised Greece is resurgent in Hollywood.
“Every generation returns to ancient Greece because, well, the stories
are so damn good,” said the artist, who also directed last year’s “The Spirit.”
Miller said that during his research trips to Greece he realized that
the myth and history overlap begins to blur, which adds to the
storytelling allure. “The fact and the myth are inseparable and,
believe me, when you go sailing for a while in the Aegean Sea, you
start believing in Poseidon.”

SHUT UP FRANK MILLER FRANK MILLER SHUT UP. Look, we all know you’re making this because of the scads of money you made off of the 300 movie, and because 300 allowed you to make your endearing awful Spirit film. So please don’t pretend that it’s because you have some grand historical/classic story to tell that only dawned on you a decade later. And shut up about Poseidon, too. If there was a Poseidon, I’d like to think he would have drowned you for wearing that stupid fedora all the time. (Via Robot 6)