Warner Bros. has released the trailer for its adaptation of Frank Miller’s epic graphic novel, 300. Like Miller’s Sin City, the tome was brought to the screen by filming actors against green screens and filling in the environments and other elements with CG imagery and animation. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 9, 2007.
300 is directed by Zack Snyder, who helmed the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake. The story revolves around the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army, inspiring all of Greece to unite. Effects for the film are created by Animal Logic, Hybride Technologies and Hydraulx. A production blog, video journals, concept art and additional information about the upcoming movie can be found at http://300themovie.warnerbros.com.
Miller fans eagerly awaiting the movie can also look forward to the PSP video game 300: March To Glory. Deveolped by Collision Studios, the title will be released by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. in conjunction with the film’s release. Until then, you can check out the glorious movie trailer at www.apple.com/trailers/wb/300.