Go over to theonering.net to find the Rolozo Tolkien gallery so Wil and I can look at some pictures (mostly from the Calendars) and see in passing that 300, Frank Miller's story of Thermopylae, is being made into a movie in the production vein of Sin City. Must check it out.
Brings up an interesting debate:
Liam Neeson hated acting in front of a blue sceen for SW:TPM and, IIRC, it put him off of films for a while and he said he'd never act in front of a blue screen again. (I could be wrong, Jaq. Feel free to correct me. Just don't shoot ;-)
But, OTOH, it seems to me like this method of making comic book movies, at least, is really worth exploring...