Saturday, November 11, 2006

300 the movie latest



The Movie
300 is a 2007 epic film adapted from the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller about the Battle of Thermopylae. The historical fantasy is directed by Zack Snyder with Frank Miller attached as an executive producer and consultant. 300 stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and David Wenham. The film is set for a March 9, 2007 release.

Zack Snyder and Frank Miller interview IGN
Preview from IGN
Official Website (icons wallpaper)
Trailer plot synopsis
Movie Posters from moviesonline

The Psp Game
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced 300: March to Glory, a PSP game based on the film 300, which itself is based on a Frank Miller graphic novel. The movie features a highly stylized production design, similar to Sin City, and the game, in development at Collision Studios, will conform to the style of the film. more from IGN

The Graphic Novel
written and illustrated by Frank Miller with painted colors by Lynn Varley. It depicts the Battle of Thermopylae and the events leading up to it from the perspective of Leonidas I, king of Sparta. The comic, however, takes great liberties in its narrative, for example depicting Xerxes I of Persia as a bald black man with piercings and the traitor Ephialtes of Trachis as a hunchback. The comic was particularly inspired by the 1962 film, The 300 Spartans, a movie that Miller watched as a young boy.

Every page of the comic was illustrated as a double-page spread. When the series was gathered into hardcover form, the individual pages were twice as wide as a normal comic. Miller's art style for this project was similar to his Sin City work, although the addition of color is an obvious difference.

300 was initially published as a monthly five issue comic book series by Dark Horse Comics, the first issue published in May 1998. the issues were titled Honor, Duty, Glory, Combat and Victory. The series won three Eisner Awards in 1999; 'Best Limited Series', 'Best Writer/Artist' for Frank Miller and 'Best Colorist' for Lynn Varley. The work was collected as a hardcover graphic novel in 1999.

Frank Miller
Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957 in Olney, Maryland) is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. He is acclaimed as one of the most influential and popular creators in comics today. more from wikipedia.



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2 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

Ah Frank Miller! (Krishna takes a long pull on his corn cob pipe, tosses another tyre on the fire and checks his slippers aren't melting...) Was he not responsible for the 'Dark knight' Batman comics?
Have comics now just become story boards for movie franchises? are they not an artform in their own right?
Elderly I suggest you and I lift Valliant, Warlord, Hotspur and Battle characters and jet off to Hollywood and blag a fortune off coked up LA movie producers...
We'll deal with the lawsuits from our movie profits when our plagiarism has been discovered,,,

The Elderly said...

....be with you in a jiffy, just packing my hollywood case..... will I need a cravate? you are most correct on the dark knight batman, recently watched elecktra... another character of his.... i would attest that comics are an art form........ hell i still have my alan moore v for vendetta round here somewhere... in japan there culturally accepted, old and young alike can be seen reading their graphic novels in public... ireland... they'd probably think i had suffered brain damage...

train..... 2 and a half hourse sleep must dash...... i'll finish the packing wednesday night....