Sony Wants To Remake ‘Romeo And Juliet’ As A ‘300’ Style Action Blockbuster

Sony is in final talks to pick up Verona — a retelling of William Shakespeare’s classic tale Romeo and Juliet — and NOT the popular Starbucks coffee blend. According to THR, the film is going to be all action-y and stuff:

Exact details are being kept more clandestine than a love affair between two teens from opposing Italian families, but the script is said to reimagine the classic love story through a lens of an epic, 300-style world. 300 was the gritty and fantastical Zack Snyder movie that adapted the Frank Miller comic book miniseries that retold a battle between Greeks vs. Persians in a stylized and heightened reality.

A gritty 300-style Romeo and Juliet action movie, you say? I wonder what Eva Green is up to.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)