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
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 (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
Nearing the final month before March 7, 2014 arrives, Warner Bros. is continuing to ramp up efforts to promote the upcoming release of director Noam Murro‘s new film, 300: Rise Of An Empire. Lucky fans and followers on Tuesday night will be able to attend special fan events in ten major cities to watch the first 13 minutes of the new film prior to screening the original 300 directed by Zack Snyder and starring Gerard Butler. In addition, fans also have until February 27 at 11:59pm to flex their biggest art muscles to showcase their best work for IGN‘s new contest where they can win some major prizes, including the helmet of main character Themistocles, played by actor Sullivan Stapleton.
This week, WB is taking you behind the scenes with some set pics you can check out at i09, and a brand new cast-and-crew behind-the-scenes featurette below with Murro, Snyder who served as executive producer, and actor Stapleton and actress Eva Green revealing some of the backgrounds of a few of the main characters in relation to both the new film and its 2006 predecessor.
Watch the new featurette and stay tuned for more coverage in the days and weeks ahead.
If graphic novels teach you nothing else, they teach you just how great they can be for source material for what potentially great films. Director Zack Snyder proved this in 2007 by adapting author Frank Miller’s work for the big screen with 300, and now repeats the process as co-writer and producer for the follow-up, 300: Rise Of An Empire.
After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
Out with a new international trailer this week is director Noam Murro‘s upcoming epic fantasy war film, 300: Rise Of An Empire. I took the liberty of sharing the film’s cool new motion poster that came out last month since it was a challenge getting the code the first time around!
Actor Sullivan Stapleton, best known for his role in the latest action series from Cinemax, Strike Back, makes the big jump onto the big screen in the trailer for the March 7, 2014 release of director Noam Murro‘s sequel thriller, 300: Rise Of An Empire. The film is also co-written and produced by Man Of Steel helmer, Zack Snyder who directed the 2006 predecessor, 300. Both movies are based on the writings of graphic novel author Frank Miller following endeavors of the Greek Army going up against impeccable odds in the most epic of theatrical battles to defend itself against Persia’s armada.
With world security storylines ripped from today’s headlines, the second season begins with Sgt. Damien Scott (Stapleton) on a standard security mission in Kenya and Section 20 facing a new boss, Rachel Dalton (Rhona Mitra). Now out of the unit, Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Winchester) is training recruits at a military base, staying close to home and being a dutiful husband. When Scott¹s mission takes an unexpected dangerous turn, the two are back together working to retrieve an elusive box of nuclear triggers coveted by everyone from Al Qaeda to the expatriate leader of a mercenary army.