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New Trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire is Released [VIDEO]

The sequel "takes place concurrently with the epic battles from the original 300."

By: Sarah Bauder
Published: June 13th, 2013 in Culture » Film » News
Scene from '300: Rise of an Empire'Pic: Warner Bros. Pictures

Mere days before the highly anticipated Superman reboot, Man of Steel, helmed by Zack Snyder hits theaters, the trailer for another film the director wrote, and produced has been released -- 300: Rise of an Empire. In 2006, Snyder had written and directed the wildly popular, 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. The sequel will expand on the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae explored in 300, and is based on a subsequent Miller graphic novel, Xerxes. Directed by Noam Murro (Smart People), the sequel stars Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, and Sullivan Stapleton.

"300: Rise of an Empire largely takes place concurrently with the epic battles from the original 300. The idea of this movie was always that it takes place at about the same time of the first one. It's as if you zoomed out and saw a bigger time frame and told a bigger story of what happened in '300.' The first movie speaks to the detail of this sequel," Murro explained to MTV News.

“I think 300 was wonderfully done in an operatic way, one location almost, and explore that. This is a much larger palette, historically and geographically. It is larger in scale, and it takes place on water," he continued.

After taking a gander at the trailer, you’ll see a return to the CGI-heavy world that captivated audiences with the first film. 300: Rise of an Empire opens in theaters in March 2014. Watch the trailer blow.


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