Warner Bros. has released an impressive first trailer for “300: Rise of an Empire” starring Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, & Lena Headey. In the follow-up to Zack Snyder’s 300, Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes. Rise of an Empire hits theaters March 7, 2013.
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 (Sullivan Stapleton) 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 (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.