New 300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer Arrives – Sullivan Stapleton gets stylised & shirtless


After several years of delays (partly to give Frank Miller time to finish his follow-up graphic novel), 300: Rise Of An Empire is heading to cinemas in March. To help get us interested once again in the world of stylised ancient Greece, a new trailer has arrived.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 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, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.’ [Read more...]

Sullivan Stapleton Gets Angry In A New 300: Rise Of An Empire Poster

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The poster above is ample confirmation that 300: Rise Of An Empire is not going to be a happy little movie where everyone is nice to one another. Nope, as in the first movie, we can expect plenty of stylised ancient Greek violence.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, 300: Rise Of An Empire stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Animal Kingdom”), Eva Green (“Casino Royale”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Callan Mulvey (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Jack O’Connell (“Skins”), Rodrigo Santoro (“Love Actually”) and is directed by Noam Murro.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘The epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles 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, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.’

New 300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer – Sullivan Stapleton takes on stylised, homoerotic ancient Greece


It’s surprising they managed to invent democracy in ancient Greece, as if the 300 franchise is anything to go by, half the times things happened in slow-motion, before suddenly going really fast. If you’d though replacing Zack Snyder with Noam Murro for 300: Rise Of An Empire would result in a different visual style, it’s clear from the trailers that it won’t.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 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, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.’

Sullivan Stapleton stars, with a release set for March 2014. Take a look at the new trailer below. [Read more...]

New Posters: How To Train Your Dragon 2 & Sullivan Stapleton In 300: Rise Of An Empire

how-to-train-dragon-2-poster1Comic-Con has seen a slew of posters released, although we’re now coming to an end of those with the release of a rather cool poster for How To Train Your Dragon 2, and one for 300: Rise Of An Empire, featuring the lead character played by Sullivan Stapleton.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 ‘brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.’

As you can see, Hiccup’s a bit more grown up in this one. It’ll in in cinemas June 2014.

300: Rise Of An Empire meanwhile sees Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, who tries to unite all of Greece in battle against the massive Persian army lead by Xerxes and the cunning Artemisia (Eva Green). It’s out March 2014.

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300: Rise Of An Empire Comic-Con Poster Released

300-rise-of-an-empire-poster3300: Rise Of An Empire may have been delayed from a Summer 2013 to Winter 2014 release, but it’s still hoping to make a strong showing at Comic-Con next weekend, and to help prepare they’ve released a new Comic-Con poster for the movie.

The follow-up to 300, which runs parallel to the earlier movie, stars Sullivan Stapleton as General Themistokles, who attempts to unite all of Greece in battle against the evil Persian ruler Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Expect plenty more stylised violence!

It’ll be in cinemas March 2014.

300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer – Hyperstylised, homoerotic ancient Greece is back


A lot of things happened in slow-motion in ancient Greece if the 300 franchise is anything to go by. If you’d though replacing Zack Snyder with Noam Murro for 300: Rise Of An Empire would result in a different visual style, this trailer is here to show it won’t – indeed if anything it’s even more like 300 than 300 was.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 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, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.’

Sullivan Stapleton stars, with a release set for March 2014. [Read more...]

Sullivan Stapleton Gets His Shirt Off In A New 300: Rise Of An Empire Poster

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The first trailer for 300: Rise Of An Empire is set to arrive in the next 24 hours, and to herald that, a new poster has been released, which shows Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) looking a bit fed up with battle, and about to be crushed by a blood-red wave.

In the film, which runs pretty much parallel to the first 300 movie, Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece in battle against the evil Persian ruler Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro).

Noam Murro is directing, with Zack Snyder directing. While Rise Of An Empire had been due to hits cinemas this August, it’s now been pushed back to March 7th, 2014 (the same time of year the first film was released).

New 300: Rise Of An Empire Pics Emerge Including A Shirtless Sullivan Stapleton

300-rise-of-an-empire-pic1The follow-up to 300 is finally coming this summer, and to prove it, a couple of new images from 300: Rise of an Empire has been released. One features Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton as the mighty Themistokles, while the other features a sea-bound battle.

Director Noam Murro’s has been talking about the movie to USA Today, saying it runs “parallel” to the 2007 blockbuster 300. He adds, “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.”

Murro also compared Themistokles to Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas in 300, saying “Themistokles is battle-scarred and a warrior, but at the same time he’s a politician. He’s not the king. He has to rule in a democracy. It’s a different complexity of character.”

Sullivan Stapleton aspoke about the cunning Artemisia (Eva Green), who is after revenge.”She does most of Xerxes’ dirty work in this film,” he says. “She’s seeking revenge, and she does it well. She’s a force to be reckoned with.”

The movie is out this August.

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Ryan Kwanten & Sullivan Stapleton Will Cut Snake In An Aussie Thriller

The title Cut Snake might sounds like it’ll be about circumcision, but it’s actually an Aussie thriller that’s just added homegrown sons Ryan Kwanten and Sullivan Stapleton to its cast, according to Deadline.

Written by Australian TV writer Blake Ayshford, Cut Snake looks at a real-life tragedy that happened in Brisbane in 1973. A heist gone wrong led to the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub getting torched, resulting in the deaths of 15 people. Just released from prison, Stapleton’s character convinces Kwanten’s, who is on the verge of getting married, to help him out on this ill-fated robbery. Rachael Taylor is attached to play Kwanten’s fiancee. Tony Ayres will direct.

Both Kwanten and Stapleton have found success outside their home country with Ryan starring in True Blood, while Sullivan made a splash in Animal Kingdom and will be seen soon in Ruben Fleischer’s much anticipated Gangster Squad.

300 Prequel Is No Longer Battle Of Artemisia

Ever since the first movie hit box office gold, Warner Bros. has been working on a follow-up, which has been very slowly making its way to the screen. Now the studio has announced that the prequel is changing its name. Up until now it’s been known as 300: Battle of Artemisia, but has now been re-titled 300: Rise of an Empire.

Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) is set to star as Themistocles, who leads a group of Spartan warriors to take on the mighty Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Eva Green plays Artemisia, the goddess who persuades Xerxes to do battle with these Greek soldiers. Jamie Blackley and Eva Green also star.

Noam Murro is directing from a script by 300 writers Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder, with production already under way. This is not the first time this project has underwent a title change. Initially known as Xerxes, last June is became 300: Battle of Artemisia and has now changed again. 300: Rise of an Empire should hit cinemas August 2nd, 2013. (Source: BoxOfficeMojo)