Director Zack Snyder was originally going to direct a spinoff to his box-office hit, 300 (2006) but forced to back out when Warner Bros. and producer Christopher Nolan offered him MAN OF STEEL.
And now the producers of the 300 spinoff which originally known as XERXES have retitled their movie 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA. With Snyder out of the director's chair, they have shortlisted two potential candidates for the spinoff: Noam Murro (SMART PEOPLE) and Jaume Collet-Serra (UNKNOWN).
Like 300, the spinoff, 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA is also based on a Frank Miller graphic novel that will be shot with the same highly-stylized green-screen visual style. After all, the particular visual style has boosted 300 raking in at a whopping $456 million worldwide.