300 Rise of an Empire is a forthcoming 2014 American film directed by Noam Murro. This movie is the sequel of a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, which takes place before, in the course of, and after the events of that film. The cast of this film includes Hans Matheson, Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Callan Mulvey and Jack O’Connell. It also includes Lena Headey, David Wenham and Rodrigo Santoro, reprising their roles from the first film. This film is scheduled to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 7th of March 2014. Composer for the film is Junkie XL.
The film centers on Themistocles and Artemisia I of Caria and as well as Xerxes I of Persia. In the first part The Battle of Artemisium was a naval engagement, simultaneous with the battle of Thermopylae and was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BC and in the straits between the mainland and the northern tip of the island of Euboea. This film will probably also focus on the Battle of Salamis, where, Artemisia played a major role,and as well as possibly the Battle of Marathon, followed by The Battle of Salamis was fought after the Persian Empire had advanced into southern Greece and occupied Athens.
The film will also cover some of the backstory of Xerxes and will explain how he became The god King. Before the film was titled 300 Battle of Artemisium, the film was retitled 300 Rise of an Empire in September 2012. The Filming commenced early July 2012 at the Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria. And on 10th of May, it was announced the film would be pushed back from 2nd of August until March 7.