300: Rise of Empire hopes to deliver both a new, yet familiar experience.
Source: USA Today
When Zack Snyder brought Frank Miller's graphic novel: 300 to the screen, it turned boys everywhere into hairy chested men. Upon its success Frank Miller wrote the follow-up graphic novel it's based upon, and with Zack Snyder moving on, Noam Murro will take over the directors chair.
The images from USA Today offer the same artisitic vision as the first film, but with a new star and new director, will it deliver the same magic? The film is supposed to allow for "a completely new dynamic" because it will feature an "acquatic setting", offering "a whole new choreography of fighting and war." It will occure during the same time period as the first film, following Greek general Themistokles and his "common-man" troops fighting the Persian army at sea.
[Rise of an Empire] happens over time in many different locations. The opportunities for the six distinct battles are even greater with different locations and tactics… The few against the many is still here. It’s hundreds vs. hundreds of thousands. It’s about taking on the mightiest power of all with wisdom and tactics.
Sullivan Stapleton will star as the Greek general Themistokles (pictured below) and Eva Green as a vengeful commander of the persian navy, Artemesia.
300: Rise of Empire comes out August 2nd in the US.
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