In a couple of weeks it will be exactly one year since we saw Gerard Butler and company kick all kinds of ass in Zack Snyder’s 300. The awesome trailers and amazing effect meant that many charged to see it, and it has made just over $450 million worldwide. Considering it only cost a relatively small $65 million to make, that’s a huge profit for Warner Bros and everyone involved. So, Hollywood being Hollywood it is obvious that the word ‘sequel’ may pop up eventually…and today it has.
SOS Hollywood spoke to producer Mark Canton while he was doing rounds for The Spiderwick Chronicles. They are either reading too much into body language, or he is hinting something big!
Is a new 300 a reality? Should we expect to meet you again on a press junket for that?
(Another gigantic smile)
Wouldn’t it be nice to do that again with Zack (Snyder).
So you’re going for it, right?
I just said “wouldn’t it be nice?”. But I’d love to. (and he winked). Budgets are really a problem to approve these days. (Another smile and left the room).
As subtle messages are the most important way of telling something that cannot be told in Hollywood, the true answer is yes. A very good source within Warner Bros. also confirmed that all things are ready to start once the company greenlights the project.
I would only be happy with this if Zack Snyder returns. It was his vision that made 300 amazing, so if anyone else got their hands on this it would probably not be as good. Nothing is actually confirmed yet, but if a producer hints at budget discussions then something is going on.
THIS IS…spar…I mean…interesting.
Any suggestions for a possible title? They could go down the route of a well known Disney classic and call it 301 Spartans. How about a simple 400? Maybe 300: Full Throttle? 300: Dead Mans Pecs? 300: At Cliffs End?
I could do this all day…