|300: Rise of an Empire|
Michael B. Gordon
|Release Date:||March 7, 2014|
300: Rise of an Empire is a fantasy action film that serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film 300.
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
- Eva Green as Artemisia
- Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles
- Rodrigo Santoro as King Xerxes
- Lena Headey as Gorgo
- Hans Matheson as Aeskylos
- Callan Mulvey as Scyllias
- Jack O'Connell as Calista
- David Wenham as Dilios
In June 2008, producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann revealed that work had begun on a sequel to 300, 300: Battle of Artemisia. Legendary Pictures has announced that Frank Miller is writing the follow-up graphic novel, and Zack Snyder was interested in directing the adaptation, but has since moved on to develop and direct the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Noam Murro has signed as the director, while Zack Snyder is set to produce. The film will be centered around the Greek leader, Themistokles, portrayed by Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton.