Dawn of Dead Director to Helm Miller’s 300

Frank Miller’s 300, the graphic novel about ancient Persia and Greece, will be heading to the big screen under the helm of Zach Snyder.
Zach Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) will direct the Warner Bros. big screen adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300—a historic graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae.

The underlying theme of the story is the birth of democracy in ancient Greece.

"Set in the midst of the Persian-Greco war, the project revolves around the Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan king Leonidas led his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army," according to Hollywood Reporter. "According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian foe, leading to the origins of democracy."
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