Action Drama. Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.
Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.
This film has been rated “R” for “graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.”
Open: March 9, 2007
(Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Virtual Studios)
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon
Based on the Graphic Novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley
Producers: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Jeffrey Silver
Executive Producers: Deborah Snyder, Frank Miller, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay, Benjamin Waisbren
Cast: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West
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GERARD BUTLER stars as King Leonidas in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Legendary Pictures’ and Virtual Studios’ action drama “300,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
300 Conquers the UK and international box office
Zack Snyder's Visually Dazzling Epic is Number one in the UK
Warner Bros. Pictures International are proud to announce 300 the number one film at the UK box office. Inspired by the work of graphic novelist Frank Miller and co-written and directed by Zack Snyder, the epic adventure took over GBP4.7 million this weekend to be crowned king of the UK box office.
The ferocious retelling of the ancient battle of Thermopylae opened to over US$70 million in the US - breaking box office records for a March opening weekend and has grossed over US$160 million in the US to date. In addition to the UK, the 300 phenomenon completely dominated the international box office this weekend with powerhouse openings in many countries including Spain, Russia, France, Italy and Mexico.
300 opened in cinemas in UK and Ireland on Thursday 22nd March and stars an acclaimed British cast including Gerard Butler, Lena Heady, Vincent Regan and Dominic West.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton / Gianni Nunnari Production, "300." Directed by Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead"), the film stars Gerard Butler ("Phantom of the Opera"), Lena Headey ("The Brothers Grimm"), David Wenham ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and Dominic West ("The Forgotten"). The screenplay is written by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
"300" is produced by Gianni Nunnari ("The Departed"), Mark Canton ("Land of the Dead"), Bernie Goldmann ("Land of the Dead") and Jeffrey Silver ("Training Day") with Deborah Snyder, Frank Miller, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren serving as executive producers.
Joining Snyder behind the scenes are director of photography Larry Fong, production designer James Bissell, editor William Hoy, with music by Tyler Bates. 300 is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
LONDON, March 26, 2007/PRNewswire/ -- -