Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Themistocles: The Movie Update

Hello, Faithful and Patient Readers!

My Themistocles novel is still on the way, and I've been getting good advice on what the novel needs to make it great (one day I WILL put a snippet up on this blog for people to read). In the mean time,  if you're hankering for some Themistocles news right here and now, then I have something fun for you!

Check out IGN's article on 300: Rise of an Empire!

The Battle of Salamis?

Themistocles (played by Sullivan Stapleton) is the star of the film, and according to director Noam Murro, he's "...a battle-scarred...warrior, [and] at the same time he's a politician. He's not the king. He has to rule in a democracy. It's a different complexity of character." 

Themistocles is indeed a complex character, and certainly not your "typical" hero. In fact, what fascinates me about Themistocles is that he'd lie, cheat, steal, beg, borrow and fight to get what he wanted. So it will be interesting to see how he is portrayed in Rise of an Empire.

Looking forward to the sequel to 300? Let me know in the comments below! :D