From The Archives: Zack Snyder – 300
Jun 2011 29

From The Archives: Zack Snyder – 300

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Interviews,Movies

by Daniel Robert Epstein


“[Spartans] throw their kids off cliffs”
- Zack Snyder

300 is such a blast. There will be no other movie ever that is able to combine killing children, stabbing half dead Persians and guys with swords for arms in such a cool way. Gerard Butler has teamed up with visionary director Zack Snyder to bring the ultimate historical graphic novel by Frank Miller to life.

Butler plays King Leonidas, who declares war on the invading Persians, after they insult his queen and his city. Without permission from Sparta’s high courts, Leonidas gathers 300 of his best soldiers to battle Xerxes army of 10,000 Persians. 300 takes what Robert Rodriguez did with Sin City to the nth degree creating a colorful and sometimes even horrifying story of courage.

I got a chance to talk with Snyder at the 300 press day in Los Angeles about what it takes to inspire an army, making fun movies for adults, and his upcoming film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen.

Read our exclusive interview with Zack Snyder on SuicideGirls.com.

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