300 Prequel Begins Scripting

Zack Synder (“300,” “Watchmen”) has confirmed a film adaptation of the sequel to “300” is moving considerably along.

“We [he and his “300” script collaborator Kurt Johnstad] closed the writing deal on ‘Xerxes.’ We started writing about a week ago. So we’re doing it. It’s happening” says Snyder in an interview with The Los Angeles Times.

It’s expected Snyder will direct but nothing is locked yet. “It’s really going to depend on what the studio wants to do and what we do when we finish; I don’t have a directing deal in place but we are writing it, so call it intent” says Snyder.

Frank Miller’s “Xerxes” comic, set to be published in coming months, follows Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium. Because events somewhat crossover with those in “300”, Snyder says that it will be the same stylised visuals of that film.