Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Several months ago, I read that Zack Snyder would be directing '300' which would be based on Frank Miller & Lynn Varley's 5-part eponymous comic book series. Since '300' is based on the Battle of Thermopylae, I was very much elated, to say the least.
After being disappointed numerous times about the constant speculation surrounding Steven Pressfield's excellent book 'Gates of Fire', it was terrific to hear that a movie would be made once again about the 300 Spartans. The way I looked at it was, whether or not a movie about the 300 Spartans was based on fact or fiction, it didn't concern me as long as it brought the story of the heroic Spartan warriors to the big screen.
If you've read Frank Miller's '300' would you rather have it stay truthful to the author's version, or would you rather see a historically accurate movie of the battle?