Ritchie Offered “300” Sequel, Sets “Sherlock” Title

Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Snatch”) has reportedly been offered the director’s chair for “Xerxes,” the sequel to “300” reports Vulture.

The film will start at the battle of Marathon a decade before Thermopylae and will cover events over the ten year span in a much more epic and complex story with Xerxes in pursuit of becoming a God.

“300” helmer Zack Snyder was previously attached to direct but his commitment to “Superman” will likely keep him busy until at least the end of 2012.

Ritchie was linked to a remake of 70’s comedy “Cannonball Run” last week, but sources say that film is “just an idea” right now and a LONG way from anything close to development.

Meanwhile, Ritchie’s upcoming anticipated sequel to “Sherlock Holmes” has scored an official title – “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows” reports E! Online.