Friday, December 23, 2005

Blog Number 102 - Aussie David Wenham as Dilios will survive the Battle of Thermopylae in '300'

After seeing the images from Zack Snyder's production blog, it seems as if the look of the '300' will mirror the illustrations from Frank Miller comics. The question which still remains is, will the storyline follow the book's narrative?

For example, in chapter one of the '300' comics, the character Dilios is shown telling his tale of King Leonidas' youth to the Spartan warriors who sit gathered around the campfire before the battle at Thermopylae.

In chapter five, at the battlefield of Plataea, Dilios who is wearing an eyepatch this time, sits around a campfire with a newly assembled group of Spartiates. It is at this gathering that he tells his the story of their fellow countrymen who valiantly died at Thermopylae.

Therefore, we can assume that since Dilios is shown in the last chapter, he has survived the wounds that were inflicted upon him by the Persians at Thermopylae.

I for one feel that with a little tweak here and there, the story will capture the essence of Frank Miller's '300'. The question is, will this revisionism deter those who want to see a more historically accurate retelling of the battle?


Candace said...

That would be great if Mr. Wenham got to survive! :) Do you know if there's going to be any mention of the other 7,000 warriors with whom the 300 Spartans sided? Or is told as if it were only the 300 Spartans?

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Candace,

I believe that there will be mention of other Greek warriors, however, it will probably be a limited one. Daxos, the leader of the Arcadians will be played by Andrew Pleavin. Therefore, at least one of the Greek city-states will be represented.

I thank you for your question.



Anonymous said...

When you reference the 7000 others, do you mean the 700 Thespia warriors who committed to stay with the spartans and fight to the death?