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)