Variety Won’t Credit Collider Yet Again

     June 30, 2008

I’m going to tell you something shocking. Something you will not believe. Variety has yet again written a story that doesn’t credit any online source.

And, of course, the online source is Collider.

As most of you have read, last week I got the producers of 300 to confirm they were trying to make a sequel/prequel to the hugely successful film.

At first I didn’t believe them, but later in the same night I got Director Zack Snyder to confirm the story when he said Frank Miller is going to write something and if they like it, he might direct it.

The story went all over cyberspace. Many websites linked to Collider for the stories and I thought that was it.

I thought wrong.

Tonight, Variety has posted a story and here’s what they wrote:

Legendary Pictures has confirmed it is developing a “300” follow-up for Warner Bros. that Frank Miller is writing and Zack Snyder is intended to direct.

Miller is writing the graphic novel the project will be based upon, although at this point it’s not clear whether it will be a prequel or spinoff. Most of the characters, including Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas, died in the original, making a follow-up tricky.

Snyder won’t officially commit until after he sees Miller’s take, but he’s definitely interested, and the prospect of his involvement already has fanboys in a tizzy. Legendary, which also co-financed and produced Snyder’s “Watchmen” for Warners, considers the project a major priority.

“The vision of Frank Miller’s universe that Zack Snyder brought to the screen in ‘300’ is unlike anything ever seen before,” said Legendary topper Thomas Tull. “We want to be certain that the story originates with Frank and be as compelling as the first.”

Another “300” has been rumored from the start, but last week Snyder and the original producing team stoked a frenzy online when they talked about it at the Saturn Awards.

You know the “online frenzy” they were talking about…it started on Collider!

How about one line of credit? How about mentioning Collider broke the story?

And so I say again…that’s why I won’t link to the trades. Want to know more? Read this!

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