A few days ago, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had a chance to catch up with director Zack Snyder to talk about his upcoming movies, the 3D animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, based on the books by Kathryn Lasky, and his first original project Sucker Punch.
Eventually, we got around to talking about Snyder’s groundbreaking 300, which surprisingly played a large part in Snyder’s recent decision to convert Sucker Punch to 3D. Apparently, Warner Bros. converted a section of Snyder’s breakthrough into 3D to show the director how great the conversion looked, and while talking about it, Snyder confirmed the suggestion that fans of 300 may have a chance to see the full movie re-released in 3D in the near future.
“I saw maybe like a ten-minute section that they’d just done,” he told us. “I haven’t seen the whole movie but they’re talking about doing the whole movie.”
As interesting as that might be for fans of 300, so would be the fact that Snyder may direct the 300 prequel Xerxes once he finishes Sucker Punch next year:
“I’m waiting on Frank (Miller) for the sequel to ‘300’ and there’s a really good chance that will be the thing we do,” he said, “He’s been working hard, so he’s supposed to show me something really soon; actually in the next few months, he’s going to show me something. There was a big discussion about what we would do for the sequel to ‘300’ and I said, “I didn’t tell Frank what to write the first time, and I’m not telling him what to write this time,” he told us when asked who came up with the idea for Xerxes. “I’ll take it and I’ll adapt it and make it into a movie and I’ll write a screenplay, but I want him to do whatever he thinks. I’m not going to say I’m 100%, like that’s it, but on the other hand, I’m pretty confident it’s going to be awesome. That would be the next thing and then I’m working on a sci-fi thing that Kurt and I are writing together, an original thing.”
You can read more on that and the rest of our interview with Snyder over on ComingSoon.net.