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Guy Ritchie Offered to Direct '300' Sequel, 'Xerxes'

February 16, 2011 (7:25 am) GMT
The 'Sherlock Holmes' helmer has allegedly been offered the follow-up to '300' which has a script written by Zack Snyder.

It appears that Zack Snyder will not direct "Xerxes" which will serve as a follow-up to his 2009 epic movie "" and has a script written by him. Warner Bros. has reportedly offered the helming position to Guy Ritchie who is currently putting finishing touch to "".

While Snyder said he had not signed up for the directing duty, many believed that he will serve behind the lens of "Xerxes". But it now seems to be impossible as insiders tell New York Magazine's Vulture that WB wants Snyder to focus on "The Man of Steel" script which suffers "major third-act problems."

Another theory says the studio may want Snyder to be cooling just a bit after his last two films, "" and "", underperformed. Moreover, WB is allegedly not pleased with "" which "tested poorly". "It was bad; like, really bad. They're [Warner Bros.] really not happy with it over there," says an insider.

Just like "300", "Xerxes" is based on Frank Miller's graphic novels. The story will revolve around "Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae [which was the basis of '300']."

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