In Playboy's September issue, comic creator Frank Miller is featured in their 20Q section. In the twenty question interview, Miller discusses his work on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 300, Batman, and Daredevil. Frank Miller once swore off working on films after working on Robocop 2, until director Robert Rodriguez came to him:
“Because Robert Rodriguez said he wanted to show me what he would do with Sin City. The irony here is that I designed Sin City so it could not be adapted to film. I wanted to show people what comics would do that movies couldn’t. When Rodriguez showed up, I was so ornery. I ignored his first three phone calls. I wouldn’t even meet him in my home. I met him at a Hell’s Kitchen bar. He showed me some rough work he’d done, and it was impressive. I thanked him and told him the answer was no. He went back to Texas. Then he said maybe we could shoot a scene just to see what it was like. It’s not the sort of offer you turn down. So I went to Texas, where he had built a fully functional set, and at one point Marley Shelton looked at me with her beautiful big eyes and said, ‘Why did my character hire somebody to kill her?’ Marley grasped it all and went out and gave three times the performance she had before. I walked over to Robert, kicked him in the shins and said, ‘I’m in.’”
While fans have enjoyed seeing his work on the big screen, not everyone around the world has felt the same way, which includes Iranian politicians, who had strong opinions about 300:
“I’m ready for my fatwa now. [laughs] I’m banned from Iran, but believe me, I’ve made much greater sacrifices. What I love is that I actually made the Iranian government change its historical policy toward Persia. It went from despising the empire of Persia to all of a sudden loving it, after 300. Persia had been a globe-spanning empire, then Muhammad came along and changed the mentality and rewrote all the histories. Iran’s days of empire are long gone, and they were just looking for something to get pissed off about.”
Also in the interview, Miller discusses the fact he always hates films that come out, based on characters he's written in the past. Miller also stated that has scene pieces of Batman films, but never a whole one because the film's portrayals of Batman "aren't him." He also discusses why he created HOLY TERROR and much more in the rest of the interview.