The movie prequel to Zack Snyder’s action fantasy movie 300 is now titled 300 Rise of an Empire (it was once titled Xerxes and then 300 Battle of Artermisium). Here’s a first official picture of the film logo:
“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.”
Will the film be a bloody as its title treatment?
The film is directed by Noam Murro (who helmed Smart People). The release date of 300 Rise of an Empire is set for August 2, 2013.