300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire

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A 300 spin-off adds an epic sea battle to the sword-and-sandal spectacle

300: Rise of an Empire has been dubbed a spin-off (read: neither prequel nor sequel) to 300, which featured Gerard Butler in a star-making turn as King Leonidas. This time around, however, the star will not be returni...read more

300: Rise of an Empire has been dubbed a spin-off (read: neither prequel nor sequel) to 300, which featured Gerard Butler in a star-making turn as King Leonidas. This time around, however, the star will not be returning as the fearless Spartan leader.

Rodrigo Santoro is reprising his role as the antagonistic Persian king Xerxes whose integrity is challenged by the seductress Artemisia's (Eva Green) wiles. 300: Rise of an Empire show how Xerxes became 'the God King' and how the united city-states of Greece defended their homeland against him in the aftermath of the battle at the Thermopylae (covered in ).

This epic tale of ancient battles is directed by Noam Murro (Smart People), with Zack Snyder (who directed the first 300) stepping into the role of producer.

StarringSullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Jack O'Connell, Rodrigo Santoro, Andrew Pleavin

Directed byNoam Murro