Warner Bros. Offers 300 Sequel to Guy Ritchie

If you’re like most of Vulture readers, you don’t need us to tell you that Xerxes the Great was the fourth Zoroastrian king of the Achamenid Empire. Du-uh. But what you do need your Vulture editors to tell you is that Warner Bros. has offered Xerxes — the sequel to Zach Snyder’s epic 300 — to none other than Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie.

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-MD-4110d ago

I'm perfectly fine with this.

The man made Snatch what else can I say?

JL4110d ago

That he also made Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels :D

-MD-4110d ago (Edited 4110d ago )

Edit: Ok that's one film not 3 lol. Is it good?

JL4110d ago

lol Yea, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is the name of just movie. Not three.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a great movie. Basically I'll put it like this: If you love Snatch, you'll love Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Really similar movies (while still being different enough to stand on their own). I really couldn't decide between those two which is my favorite Guy Ritchie movie.

But yea, take however you feel about Snatch and you'll feel the exact same way about Lock/Stock.

Sunny_D4109d ago

Oh boy, ARRRGH SHE BLOWS! We have pirates! That reminds me when does Pirates of the Carribean come out?

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PrimordialSoupBase4109d ago

He also made Swept Away. Just Sayin'.

-MD-4109d ago (Edited 4109d ago )

Lol it's got a 3/10 on IMDB. I've never even heard of it.

JL4110d ago

I love Guy Ritchie's work, but honestly I'd rather see Snyder stick with the "franchise". I really don't think Ritchie could pull of the style needed to make it similar to 300. I'd rather have that style back. And I think Snyder is a fine filmmaker.

Also, the logic here doesn't make sense. One excuse is that he needs to bear down on Superman. Fine. Let him do that. There's no rush to make Xerxes. Let him finish up Superman, then he can get to Xerxes after that.

The other excuse is the more ignorant of the two. They say WB may be losing faith in Snyder because his Legend of the Guardians was something of a flop and now Sucker Punch got bad reviews at a screening? So, you want me to believe that, since they're losing this faith, they'd rather pull him off the Xerxes project but keep him on the much more high-profile Superman project? That doesn't make sense even if I try to abandon logic.

darklordzor4110d ago

I love Guy Ritchie but I'm with you JL, Snyder needs to stick with this franchise. Let's face it, Snyder's signature style is what made 300 such an enjoyable film in the first place (it sure wasn't the great fleshed-out characters!). While I think Ritchie could do just fine with the project, it just wouldn't feel right.

They'd need to stick with the same visual style of 300 or they just won't match up and wouldn't be as successful. But forcing someone like Ritchie (who has plenty of his own talent) to mimic someone else's style is criminal.

I think it's fully possible that Snyder won't have the time. With him being occupied with Superman for the forseeable future, and WB wanting to get started on Xerxes, I could see that being the most plausible reason for this.

JL4109d ago

Exactly. Ritchie is a very talented director, but it's Snyder's style that made 300 what it was. It wouldn't at all be fair to expect Ritchie to just mimic Snyder. And on the other hand, Xerxes just isn't going to be a proper follow-up without the same style of 300.

I can understand the problem of Snyder not having time right now. But come on WB. Man of Steel is looking to come out 2012. Telling me that they're in such a rush to get Xerxes out that they can't wait to make it a 2013 or 2014 release? Is there really that much of a demand for it? I just don't see what the rush would be on that project, as opposed to say Superman (which they'll lose rights to the movie if they don't get one started this year).

Quagmire4109d ago

Mate, Snyder is what MADE 300. He is the sole of the body that is 300. Take away the soul, and replace it with hot aint gonna be the same.

darklordzor4109d ago

Well, I guess we can put this one to bed. Warner Bros has come out and said that Guy Ritchie will NOT be directing Xerxes, but pretty much confirm that Snyder won't either. Guess we'll have to wait and see who it falls to.

JL4108d ago

Really? That doesn't make me rest easy. It's not that I have a problem with Ritchie. It's that I have a problem with ANYBODY but Snyder doing this movie.