While the Dawn of the Dead remake was the film that first made us take notice of Zack Snyder, his visceral adaptation of Frank Miller’s legendary graphic novel 300 made him a Hollywood heavyweight. So why isn’t he getting behind the camera for Xerxes, based on Miller’s ancient Greek follow-up?
Before Snyder got the nod from Warner Brothers and Christopher Nolan to take charge of the next Superman film, he was fully intending to write and direct Xerxes. But now, according to New York Magazine, the Xerxes gig has just been offered to Sherlock Holmes’ Guy Ritchie. So what happened?