THE NEWS BUNDLE: The Fight for Sparta’s Fallen Begins in New TV Spot for ‘300: Rise of An Empire’ - USA Top News
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In a week packed with promotion for the upcoming sequel, 300: Rise of An Empire hopes to build upon the success of its predecessor that transformed the adaptation into a box office hit. Continuing where the story left off, we’ve seen inklings of Sparta’s involvement in the new battles the follow-up seeks to highlight. Now, a new TV spot certainly comes packed with vengeance as a familiar visual style is also on display.
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.
The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles and Eva Green as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from 300 as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios, and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.
The film is directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad.
300: Rise of An Empire hits theaters on March 7th.