Warner Bros. Gets Set for $60M 300

Variety reports that Warner Bros. will start production on director Zach Snyder’s $60 million-budgeted 300 on October 17 in Montreal. The adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel, starring Gerard Butler, will be shot almost entirely in front of green screen, much like how Robert Rodriguez and Miller shot Sin City:

Studio is backing the bigscreen adaptation of Miller’s hyper-stylized graphic novel “300,” a ferocious, spear-splashed retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against an overwhelming force of invading Persians, sowing the seeds of democracy.

Studio says it’s going to remain true to Miller’s dark and violent renderings in bringing the book to life, just as Dimension did with “Sin City”; that virtually guarantees an R rating.

“Zach Snyder takes the sandals out of the movie completely, so to speak. It’s not going to feel like anything before,” says Atmosphere Pictures’ Mark Canton, who is producing the movie with Hollywood Gang Prods.’ Gianni Nunnari, along with Bernie Goldmann and Jeffrey Silver.

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Source: Variety