Snyder’s Third “300” Was An Alexander Epic

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

While he made his debut with the well-received “Dawn of the Dead” remake, it was a few years later that filmmaker Zack Snyder became known for his style with the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s “300”.

Along with writing and directing that film, Snyder also co-wrote the sequel “300: Rise of an Empire”. Recently he chatted with The Playlist’s The Fourth Wall podcast and revealed that last year during the pandemic he was tasked with writing another “300” sequel.

Snyder started work on it, however the project ended up morphing into something else – an epic romance tale of the love between conqueror Alexander the Great and his male general and close friend Hephaestion. Warners then passed on the project:

“I just couldn’t really get my teeth into it. Over the pandemic, I had a deal with Warner Brothers and I wrote what was essentially going to be the final chapter in 300. But when I

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