Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for the sequel to Zack Snyder‘s critically acclaimed 300, this time directed by Noam Murro and titled 300: Rise of an Empire.
With a script from Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, the story takes place before, during, and after the events of 300, centering on the naval battles between Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green) and the latter’s control over Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Snyder will also serve as producer.
Besides Santoro, Lena Headey and David Wenham are the only cast members returning from the first film. Green, Stapleton, Jack O’Connell, Hans Matheson, Andrew Tiernan and Callan Mulvey have all joined the cast.
The action-packed movie hits theaters on March 7th, 2014.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer which looks so freakin’ badass.
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.