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.

Official synopsis:
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.