300 is the new film based on Sin City creator Frank Miller’s graphic novel. I just viewed the trailer and it is a visually stunning piece of work. Set in ancient times, the film follows how King Leonidas led 300 men on a suicide mission to defend Greece from a Persian invasion.
Judging from the trailer, the film seems to use CGI liberally. Director Zack Synder does not go for a realistic approach, and you can tell from the trailer that the film is meant to appeal to film buffs who love special effects and action much more than the conservative history fan. The cast does not really contain A-list stars and I only recognized UK actress Lena Headey’s name.
The film should hit the screens in late March 2007. I am looking forward to it.
Interesting side-by-side comparison of film and comic images
Trailer (requires Apple Quicktime)