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Zack Snyder Mulls ‘300’ Sequels Set in Other Eras

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After directing the blockbuster 2006 adaptation of Frank Miller’s “300” and producing its 2014 follow-up “300: Rise of an Empire,” Zack Snyder is contemplating a return to the franchise — or at least the concept and style.

Talking with Collider, the filmmaker left over the possibility of another “300” sequel, but one with a dramatically different setting.

“There may be. There may be,” he said. “We’ve been talking a lot about sort of different incarnations of ‘300.’ We’ve been talking about is there a way, possibly, we move out of Ancient Greece and use it as a framing device for other conflicts that happened throughout history.

“I think I mentioned that we talked about the Revolutionary War version,” he continued, “and we talked about the Alamo, and we’ve talked about there’s a battle in China, a ‘Lost Legion’ kind of concept, any of those kinds of things are on the table.”

The “Revolutionary War version” is presumably the “300”-style take on a George Washington film that Snyder mentioned in a recent Forbes profile. “We were talking about it,” said the director, who has the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware hanging in his office. “The first thing we asked was, well, how are we going to make it look? I pointed at this painting. It looks like ‘300.’ It’s not that hard.”