Guy Ritchie NOT Offered Xerxes
Posted 02.19.11 by Ryan
Earlier this week, reports had Warner Bros. offering Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie the director's chair for Xerxes, the sequel to 2007's 300. Not so, says Warner Bros.
The Playlist reports that the studio revealed that Ritchie is "capital N, not directing Xerxes" and EW concurs, told by a Warner rep that the Ritchie story was nothing but "an erroneous rumor." What is unknown is whether director Zack Snyder is indeed too preoccupied with the upcoming Superman reboot to direct. The Playlist says heis, while EW says that Snyder's availability is "unknown."
Xerxes will be based on the unreleased graphic novel by Frank Miller. Snyder has previously revealed that the events in Xerxes will take place concurrently with those depicted in 300.