Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Blog Number 114 - Frank Miller's '300' - Barometer for the movie industry?

Apparently a $60-70 million dollar budget will suffice when it comes to Frank Miller's Battle of Thermopylae movie '300'. According to James Christopher's article which is featured in Blog Number 112, '300' could be a turning point with respect to financial conservatism.

If this movie is a success, it seems that many more studios would be willing to opt for this technology rather than then spending the big bucks on the movie sets and protracted shoots.

It seems that Hollywood will be watching how this turns out since it could impact movies in the future. Therefore, who knows we could see another Battle of Thermopylae movie in the future, like..........Steven Pressfield's 'Gates of Fire'.

Who knows, anything would be possible if costs could be scaled back. Therefore, I would be curious to hear your opinion.

4 comments:

Cat said...

It seems movie funding has gotten out of hand for the past 10 years or more. If a good quality movie can be made for less, why not.

However, it's the story that's important. A good story, well told and acted,a good script and it seems you can do almost anything. It doesn't have to cost the earth.

300 will certainly break new ground. Story has wonderful heroic aspects, actors are good. So fingers crossed.

Miyuki said...

I think it must be a golden opportunity to film 'Gates of Fire'.

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Cat~

I couldn't agree with you with more. If you don't have a good story, all the money in the world spent promoting it and trying to make it look better won't make it any better.

Cheers,

John

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Miyuki~

I hope that '300' does well! This would mean that there could be an opportunity down the road for Steven Pressfield's 'Gates of Fire' to be adapted to the big screen.

Cheers,

John