Why all the excitement? Because apparently I'm the last movie geek in the world to have seen this fantastic promo clip for the film, whch premiered at Comic-Con a few months back and is now living comfortably on iFilm.com, which means I can watch it whenever I darn well feel like.
Adapted from the graphic novel by Frank Miller, which was adapted from an actual battle from thousands of years back, 300 stars the dreamy* Gerard Butler, the gorgeous Lena Headey, the Welsh Vincent Regan, and the Faramir David Wenham. Plot deals with the Battle of Thermopylae, in which 300 Spartans did battle with thousands of Persians. And much carnage ensued.
I wonder if those soldiers ever imagined that their battle would one day become a highly-anticipated comic book movie. Probably not. Also, the music in the promo clip is Nine Inch Nails. Can't remember the track's title, but it's definitely Reznor. One last thing: Production diaries on 300 are available at the official site, and they look pretty nifty.
(* Or so I'm told. Repeatedly.)