Back in June, we reported on some new plot details and artwork for a 300 follow up film and now it seems we know who's writing the film. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that director Zack Snyder has started writing Xerxes with his 300 co-writer, Kurt Johnstad. Here's an excerpt from the article.

"We closed the writing deal on Xerxes. We started writing about a week ago," Snyder said, referring to his script work with 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad. "So we're doing it. It's happening."
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Snyder also revealed details on the plot, indicating it's neither a prequel or sequel to 300.

"This movie follows Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae [which was the basis of '300]," Snyder added. "This one starts off with a quick retelling of the why of the Persian wars. It starts off at the Battle of Marathon and then it goes back to Themistocles finding out that Persians are invading again. and off we go over to learn a little bit about why Xerxes is the way he is."

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