Die Hard 5 Director to Helm 300 Prequel

Warner Bros. has chosen its warrior to direct 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA, reports Heat Vision.

Warner Bros. has chosen its warrior to direct 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA, reports Heat Vision. Noam Murro, who made the indie film SMART PEOPLE and is attached to direct DIE HARD 5, will take the helm of the 300 prequel, which will based on Frank Miller's graphic novel XERXES.

The story tells the tale of Persian ruler Xerxes trying to become a god after his father Darius told him that only God could kill the Greeks. Darius suffered mortal injuries in the Battle of Marathon against the Greeks.

Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad penned the script. Snyder was set to direct before he left the project to helm MAN OF STEEL.

Zack Synder, Deborah Snyder, Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari, Thomas Tull and Bernie Goldmann are producing. Legendary Pictures is back as the production company.

Jaume Collet-Serra was the other director in the running but he chose to helm AKIRA.

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