Warner Bros. continues to go 3D crazy. Not only have they converted Clash of the Titans and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into 3D, they have announced all of their upcoming tentpole movies will be in 3D, and now it seems they have plans to re-release a few old films in 3D too.
SHH spoke to 300 director Zack Snyder who said he’s seen part of the film in three dimensions, and Warner Bros. may convert the whole film.
“I saw maybe like a ten-minute section that they’d just done,” he told us. “I haven’t seen the whole movie but they’re talking about doing the whole movie.”
Would you pay to see a film that has been out for 3 years on DVD and Blu-ray on the big screen again, but in 3D? Being a fan of 300 I may be tempted, but I would do so fully aware that I am doing exactly what the big wigs at Warner Bros. want me to do. With Blu-ray studios wanted people to buy the same film again, but in higher quality. And now with this studios want the masses to pay to see a film again just because it’s in 3D.
Anyway, back to promoting their upcoming films. Zack Snyder also spoke to SHH about Xerxes, which is the title given to the 300 prequel currently in development.
“I’m waiting on Frank (Miller) for the sequel to ‘300’ and there’s a really good chance that will be the next thing we do,” he said, “He’s been working hard, so he’s supposed to show me something really soon; actually in the next few months, he’s going to show me something. There was a big discussion about what we would do for the sequel to ‘300’ and I said, “I didn’t tell Frank what to write the first time, and I’m not telling him what to write this time,” he told us when asked who came up with the idea for Xerxes. “I’ll take it and I’ll adapt it and make it into a movie and I’ll write a screenplay, but I want him to do whatever he thinks. I’m not going to say I’m 100%, like that’s it, but on the other hand, I’m pretty confident it’s going to be awesome. That would be the next thing and then I’m working on a sci-fi thing that Kurt and I are writing together, an original thing.”
Last year Frank Miller said Xerxes will take place around 10 years before the events of 300, and that it would showcase the Battle of Marathon (the first Persian invasion of Greece).