Frank Miller, mastermind behind graphic novels Sin City and 300, has indicated that he has recently completed work on a follow-up to his epic, highly stylized retelling of the battle of Thermopylae, 300. Like 300, the novel will be published by Dark Horse Comics. In addition, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are reported to be first in line to acquire rights to a potential film adaptation of the 300-like novel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “word in the development community is that 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad will be back for a return engagement, though Warners indicates that he has not been hired at this time.” No one is sure yet whether the new project, which appears to be shrouded in secrecy, is a sequel or merely some type of spin-off to 300. Nevertheless, given that 300 itself was produced for $65 million and earned an estimated $456 million at the box office, Hollywood is no doubt excited about the prospect of a 300-related novel and therefore, film.