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...]