The first trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire was released online a few hours ago. Unlike the first one, which was directed by Zack Snyder, this one was directed by Noam Murro, who is pretty much a clean slate as far as directing goes. Basically, if you liked the first one then there’s a solid chance that this one will tickle your fancy as well.
300: Rise of an Empire opens on March 7, 2014.
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.