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Snyder returns to the world of ancient Greece for '300' sequel

Snyder returns to the world of ancient Greece for '300' sequel

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Zack Snyder says he hadn't really considered making a followup to his 2007 blockbuster "300" until Frank Miller, the author of the graphic novel on which it was based, said he was working on a spinoff.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Cubans reach Fla. in homemade boat

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Eighteen Cubans in a makeshift boat powered by a Russian car engine arrived in Palm Beach County in South Florida early Wednesday, authorities said.

Bomb threat empties San Antonio airport

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The two terminals at San Antonio International Airport were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a man phoned in a bomb threat, authorities said.
'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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Thieves making off with bronze plaques

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Bronze plaques honoring Southern California pioneers have been disappearing from a memorial trail.

Mom charged with drowning daughters

CLEVELAND, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Cleveland woman whose young daughters were found drowned in the bathtub was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated murder.

Paulson joins 'Spirit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sarah Paulson has signed on to play a heroine in "Will Eisner's The Spirit," the film adaptation of the popular comic strip that originated in 1940.

Cultures clash as Iran denounces '300'

TEHRAN, March 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood once again is proving to be a flashpoint between Middle East and Western cultures, this time being denounced in Iran for the movie "300."

Sparta welcomes 'return' of warriors

SPARTA, Greece, March 7 (UPI) -- Thousands are expected to turn out Thursday to "welcome home" Leonidas and his warriors to Sparta as the movie "300" opens at theaters around Greece.

Ultimate fighter helps promote '300'

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Ultimate Fighting light heavyweight champion, Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, is teaming up with Warner Bros. to promote the new U.S. film "300."

Batman to take on al-Qaida in new book

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- "Batman kicks al-Qaida's ass" is how graphic novelist Frank Miller describes his latest work titled "Holy Terror, Batman!"

Murphy, O'Rourke to revisit 'Sin City'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Mickey Rourke and Brittany Murphy are headed back to "Sin City" for the sequel to the 2005 film described as "comic book noir."

Analysis: 'Sin City' worthy of the name

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- "Sin City," the No. 1 movie at the U.S. box office this weekend, has gotten enthusiastic reviews for its visual style and audacity, as well as some thumbs down for its hyper-violent content.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Brittany Murphy gives 'Sin City' high marks

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Brittany Murphy says she is having a blast working on Robert Rodriguez' star-studded new film, "Sin City."

Quentin Tarantino acts for $1

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has filmed a scene in Robert Rodriguez's upcoming movie "Sin City" for $1, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

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Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein told CBS's "60 Minutes II" he would refuse any offer of exile, even to avoid a war. Hussein said he would die in his country to "maintain our honor."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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