I'm pretty excited about the upcoming movie '300', based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. It's being directed by Zach Snyder, who previously made the new 'Dawn of the Dead' (one of the only remakes I've appreciated lately). I read an interview with him in Rocket Magazine recently and he seems to 'get it.' He understands the 'fanboy' mentality, but also wants to make a film that aspires to more than just please fanboys. He also seems pretty happy working with a lot of digital effects. I liked Sin City, but there's still so much that can be done with this green-screen style of filmmaking.
The story (based loosely on the Battle of Thermopylae) is definitely ready for a 21st-century update. Snyder has said on numerous occasions that this isn't going to be 'historically accurate,' but rather, a 'sitting around a campfire version' of the tale, as the graphic novel was.
While digging around the internet, I didn't like the wallpapers I found, so I made my own:
If the film is half as good as that trailer, it's gonna be a classic. Then again, if I had a dollar for every time I've said that...