Thursday, November 17, 2005

Blog Number 66 - CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in Frank Miller's '300'

I recently read that the budget for Frank Miller's '300' is $70 million instead of the $60 million which had been originally reported. Was Zack Snyder provided an additional $10 million to the budget, or does he still only have the $60 million that he had been allotted? Either way, since the stylized 'Sin City' was in the $40 million range, it boggles the mind to think what can be done with $60 million, let alone $70 million!

There can be no replacement for filming at the actual location of Thermopylae, however, this is unfeasible now because the landscape has changed so much in over 2,500 years. It would also be impracticable to feed and to provide uniforms to a thousand, let alone, hundreds of thousands of extras. The logistics and cost alone would rival those of the Persian army amassed by Xerxes in 480 B.C.

Therefore, I believe that CGI is the solution to the aforementioned dilemma. All the artists and technicians involved will be able to duplicate the landscape and the huge Persian army with no problem whatsoever!!!


Miyuki said...

Hi John,
I hope CGI to be as unconventional as Chanel's fake pearls.Only the Persian army and the CGI can drink up a river,and so on.And what is more surprising,CGI is capable of pursueing the theme effectively.

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Miyuki~

CGI should be able to recreate the larger Persian army and the battlefield of Thermopylae as how it appeared 2,500 years ago.

I'm curious as to what else they will recreate.