Producers battle it out to produce 300 Sequel ‘War of The Gods’

Finally fans of the epic movie 300 are getting some progress in the quest to see a sequel. Details are kinda complicated but something is sure to hit theatres in 2010. Here are the details:

via THR/Risky Business Blog

The producers who brought you that film, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are, like the Spartans and Megarans in the Archidamian stage of the Peloponnesian war, joining forces to come up with a new film. It’s called “War of the Gods,” it’s been snapped up and will be financed by Relativity (and produced by Ryan Kavanaugh), and the hook is that, this time, the gods actually come down to fight.

“A purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling demons in ancient Greece later embarks on a grail of discovery that has him finding he is the king’s son and also fated to become his country’s greatest hero as he leads the successful war against long-imprisoned Titans who are hoping to use the demons to restore their power.”)

There is another set of producers from Warner who are also trying to produce a sequel:

Warners has been working on a similar epic-style greenscreen project. It’s called “Clash of the Titans,” it has Louis Leterrier already attached, and, well, it’s going to be a little tough to release two similar movies going after pretty much the same audience in close proximity.

Warners thought so, because there was even talk at the studio of the company buying the “Gods” project — whose script was said to be further along — and swapping in that script for the “Titans” one (but still calling it “Titans”).

In the end the studio decided to pass and just go ahead with its own movie, leaving Relativity to make the purchase and fast-track the pic. This won’t move at the centennial pace of the Grecian wars (or many studio productions); the company could begin shooting as early as the first quarter of 2009.

So from a post-“300” vacuum to two rival projects battling it out to get to production first, to get to theaters quickest, to position itself as the true follow-up to “300.” Now there’s an epic battle someone should make a movie of.

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