Just a day after the film’s official poster was released, we have the first trailer for the Zack Snyder-produced follow-up to 300.
The first look at 300: Rise of an Empire is here, expertly narrated by sexy yet authoritative voice by Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo aka Queen of Sparta, the widow of Leonidas (Gerard Butler) who led an army of 300 Spartan men against the invading Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae.
The Noam Murro’s sequel 300: Rise of an Empire also focuses on the Battle of Salamis, of which a major player is the villaness General Artemisia (Eva Green) under the rule of the Persian ‘God-King’ Xerxes (we get new looks at him, played by Rodrigo Santoro).
This epic action adventure also stars Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad) as the Athenian leader Themistokles who attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the Persian War; Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans) stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios and Andrew Tiernan plays Ephialtes.
Snyder and Kurt Johnstad co-wrote the film (based on the graphic novel ‘Xerxes,’ by Frank Miller), which also appears Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey and Jack O’Connell.
The upcoming 3D film has been pushed back from this summer to March 7th, 2014 release.
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