The Los Angeles Times talked with Frank Miller about his follow-up feature to 300, the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel about King Leonidas and his doomed army of Spartans. 300 holds the highest-grossing March release ever.
Miller said the follow-up is now titled Xerxes, and is set about 10 years before the events of 300. "It's the battle of Marathon through my lens," Miller said Wednesday. "I've finished the plot and I'm getting started on the artwork."
Miller said he is not surprised Greece is resurgent in Hollywood. "Every generation returns to ancient Greece because, well, the stories are so damn good," said the artist, who also directed last year's The Spirit.
Miller said that during his research trips to Greece he realized that the myth and history overlap begins to blur, which adds to the storytelling allure. "The fact and the myth are inseparable and, believe me, when you go sailing for a while in the Aegean Sea, you start believing in Poseidon."
No production date was announced.