While at the "Watchmen" press preview in Hollywood on Wednesday, October 1, director Zack Snyder talks to IESB about the forthcoming "300" prequel/sequel. Stating that the follow-up movie will be both prequel and sequel, the filmmaker then let out that the second film will take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea.
In the final monologue by Dilios at the end of "300", it was explained that there is a whole year between the two great battle. Hence, that is what will be explored on the second movie. Giving out more on the dishes of the prequel/sequel film, Snyder noted that the movie will be based on the graphic novel which will be written and drawn by Frank Miller, meaning that before the book is completed, the script won't be penned.
"300" is a 2007 epic battle film that chronicles the story of King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans who fight to their death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in ancient battle of Thermopylae. Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, it stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West among others. Released on March 9, 2007, it grosses $456.1 million worldwide.