Monday, November 14, 2005

Blog Number 63 - Zack Snyder's script for Frank Miller's '300'

When Zack Snyder was interviewed last year he said that '300' would have more 'girl-power'. On the surface, this seemed to detract from Frank Miller's version of the events on the Battle of Thermopylae, however, this only reinforces my opinion that the story will encompass much more than 300 Spartan warriors fighting against the Persian army.

Let us go under the assumption that Michael Gordon's second draft as reviewed in the Stax Report is indicative of the role that Lena Headey will assume as Gorgo, the Queen of Sparta. It will differ greatly from the part played by the Greek actress Anna Synodinou in 'The 300 Spartans' who even though majestic in her appearance, was relegated to few lines of dialogue.

4 comments:

Miyuki said...

The role of the Greek actress supported the king,educated and led the Spartans.I think Gorgo was a wise,gentle,modest and devoted nature.Lena Headey will act the role in harmpony with the king even if the queen is depicted as an active person,sweet tomboy.It is not necessary to see a frightening queen whom I seem to remember once more.

10:49 AM

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Miyuki~

The role of Queen Gorgo from what I have heard will be more proactive than the character as played by Anna Synodinou in 'The 300 Spartans'. According to an interview with Zack Snyder, the Queen will be much more involved in the politics of Sparta, therefore, Lena Headey will have a more integral part of '300' than her predecessor.

Cheers,

John

Miyuki said...

I think it must be a tough racket for an actress to join a war film.For she has no helmet,armor.As for Gorgo,according to Herodotus,she was a political,'unbribable' princess(child),I hope she will fit both tense situation and family bond.

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Miyuki~

According to the reviews of the scripts that I have read, Leonidas will be fighting at the battle in Thermopylae and Gorgo will be fighting a 'battle' in Sparta.

Cheers,

John