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300, Host Battle in Theaters


300, Host Battle in Theaters

Live action and computer-generated imagery join forces to give moviegoers a unique, visceral experience in 300, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the graphic novel from Frank Miller (Sin City). The stylized retelling of one of Western civilization’s most important battles opens nationwide today in both conventional and IMAX theaters. Meanwhile, the fantastic Korean creature feature The Host opens stateside in limited release, introducing North American audiences to one nasty CG beast created by the effects wizards at The Orphanage.

Much like Robert Rodriguez’s cinematic treatment of Miller’s Sin City, director Snyder’s interpretation of 300 was shot mostly against green screens with digital artists creating the environments and adding animated elements. The film offers an account of the ancient battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas (Gerard Bulter) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite and prevent the end of democracy in the Western world.

Snyder, who last helmed the 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, is also attached to direct an adaptation of Watchmen, the much-loved, Hugo Award-winning graphic Novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Judging by stellar advance ticked sales, 300 is sure to slash its way to the top of the box office chart, but genre fans shouldn’t overlook Magnolia Pictures’ release of The Host, the latest directorial effort from rising star Joon Ho Bong (Memories of Murder). The movie was released in Korea under the title Gwoemul and has become the country’s highest-grossing film ever. Read more about the movie in the latest editor’s note on this site, and be sure to catch interviews with the digital artists behind both 300 and The Host in the latest issue of Animation Magazine.

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