300 Gets a Sequel: Xerxes

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Frank Miller has just announced that he will be involved with the 300 sequel “Xerxes.”  Miller stated that rather than having the movie cover a span of 3 days, it will actually be stretched out over 10 years.  The story is also supposed to be much more in depth.

“The time frame begins 10 years before ‘300’ and the story starts with the Battle of Marathon, which was killer to draw, by the way, even if it was a lot of work,” Miller said. “The lead character is Themistocles, who became warlord of Greece and built their navy. The story is very different than ‘300’ in that it involves Xerxes search for godhood. The existence of gods are presupposed in this story and the idea is that he well on his way to godhood by the end of the story.”

Unfortunately, Miller stated that he has no desire to direct the film at this time. It will be interesting to see who can take the reigns on this project.