You can get a behind the scenes introduction to 300: Rise of an Empire with the director, screenwriters and the stars in this feature video.

The videos runs for 4 minutes and gives you a good introduction to the ‘not a natural’ sequel to the original 300. Is brutal and a lot of fun good for you?

300: Rise of an Empire – Official Information

[quote_box_center]An action adventure 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 Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Directed by Noam Murro with a Screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel Xerxes by Frank Miller.

Cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor and Andrew Pleavin.

This film has been rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylised bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.

Released by Warner Bros Pictures/Legendary Pictures in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX on March 7, 2014.[/quote_box_center]

300: Rise of an Empire – Theatrical release dates

Australia and New Zealand: March 6, 2014
US, Canada and UK: March 7, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire – Website

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online