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February 26th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Disaster! BBC to re-create the sinking of Atlantis a la 300

Want to know how Atlantis got "lost" in the first place? Well, the BBC has announced they are going to dig into the story of "the greatest natural disaster to shake the ancient world" through a 300-style film and a companion documentary.

Atlantis is the story of the Minoans, the first great civilization who lived on the island of Crete. The island was flooded by enormous tsunamis after a gigantic volcano erupted in the Aegean Sea and obliterated the nearby island of Thera. The film uses the work of leading scientists, archaeologists and historians to build a scenario for what the Minoans' civilization might have looked like.

"Atlantis will immerse the viewer in a world they've never seen before, in a brand new, exciting way," said executive producer Ailsa Orr (Pompeii—The Last Day). "The world of the Minoans and the disaster that wiped them out has been created using visual effects that have, to date, only ever been used in Hollywood movies. It offers our audiences a unique viewing experience—the closest they'll ever get to one of the greatest natural disasters of all time."


February 26th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Wow, maybe my TV licence fee will go towards something at least remotely interesting. I'm not sure how a 300 Style film would work, as the whole thing sounds like a documentary.

February 27th, 2010, 04:47 AM
I guess they'll sink the city in slowmotion, then?

February 27th, 2010, 05:17 AM
oh boy, i really hated 300... so....

March 1st, 2010, 01:54 AM
Santorini go boom! bye bye minoans

i was kind of hoping that it would be a sci-fi-esque retelling of the story, ala Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis/ Disney's Atlantis but oh well.
it's kind of misleading to call it Atlantis and not "the Fate of Minoa" or something like that. the story of Atlantis may have it's roots in the destruction of the minoan civilisation, but it's not the same thing really, the legend of atlantis has diverged too much from the reality of minoa.