Guy Ritchie to direct `300` sequel?

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 10:52 AM IST

Los Angeles: Guy Ritchie has reportedly been offered to helm the follow-up to Gerard Butler starrer `300`.

The `Sherlock Holmes` helmer is likely to direct `Xerxes` from a script by Zack Snyder, who is not taking up the directorial responsibility this time, Acehowbiz reported.

Warner Bros has reportedly offered the helming position to Ritchie who is currently putting finishing touch to `Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows`.

The studio reportedly wants Snyder to focus on `The Man of Steel` script.

`Xerxes` is based on Frank Miller`s graphic novels. The story will revolve around Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae.