There could be an entire array of 300 spinoffs/sequels on the way.
Director Zack Snyder, who directed/co-wrote 300 and co-wrote/produced its sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, has revealed that he has been eyeing a range of stories to fit the 300 formula.
“We’ve been talking a lot about sort of different incarnations of 300,” Snyder said during a recent interview with Collider.
“We’ve been talking about is there a way, possibly, we move out of Ancient Greece and use it as a framing device for other conflicts that happened throughout history.”
Both 300 and Rise of an Empire both took battles and played with their depictions, pushing up the fantasy and testosterone and driving home blood-filled, pulpy, energetic pictures. It isn’t hard to imagine Snyder and co. finding other battles and employing that same recipe. And he’s got a couple of real-life conflicts in mind already.
“I think I mentioned that we talked about the Revolutionary War version, and we talked about the Alamo, and we’ve talked about there’s a battle in China, a “Lost Legion” kind of concept, any of those kinds of things are on the table.”
300 helped push Snyder into the big leagues as director. Prior to 300, his only feature film as helmer was his well received 2004 horror remake Dawn of the Dead.