Zack Snyder on 300 prequel

I'm pretty sure everyone out there saw 300. Except maybe that guy in the back. Yeah, you. With your hand raised. You might want to leave since you probably won't care about this. Now that he's gone, we can get onto the news of Zack Snyder and the inevitable 300 sequel. Which will be a prequel. Sort of. According to MTV Splash Page, Snyder said he would love to get behind the camera for a 300 pre/sequel if the opportunity presents itself. “Frank [Miller] is definitely working on an idea,” Snyder explained. “If Frank comes up with a great idea and draws something cool, there’s no reason why we wouldn’t make another movie. If Frank does something great then yes. It’s on him now.” Rumor has run rampant for a year or so now that Frank Miller has been working on a follow-up to 300, but what could it possibly be about? Everyone died at the end of 300. Right? “There’s something that happens in history between Leonidas dying at the Hot Gates and Platea,” Snyder said. “That’s a year that’s left out of the [original] movie. A lot happened.” It appears that the film will look at concurring events, making it neither a sequel nor a prequel. 300 focused on the Battle of Thermopylae, which occurred in 480 BC, however one year later, at Platea, 10,000 Spartan warriors helped defeat a huge Persian force. At the same time, the Athenian navy crushed the Persians in the Battle of Salamis. According to Snyder, the next incarnation of the property will focus on the year when these battles are taking place. What this means is we can expect to see Gerard Butler and crew in part of the movie right before their death most likely, while the rest of it will focus on the other fights. If Butler isn't involved then it will kind of lose a lot of credibility seeing as how he is the king and all. I have a strange feeling this may end up being a trilogy, with one film focusing on the Battle of Platea and one focusing on the Battle of Salamis. It would be really cool if they were released simultaneously as well, as a double-feature to add to the "real-time" aspect of it. Just no ticking clock, and no silent ticks for deaths.