Before the blockbuster films Watchmen and Man of Steel, Zach Snyder was known for the over-the-top macho film 300. About as historically inaccurate as one could get, 300 was the action-packed story about 300 Spartan warriors that stood against an Empire. The sequel 300: Rise Of An Empire is due out in theaters March 7, 2014 and the first official trailer has been released.
The sequel’s plot is based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and is 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.
The trailer can be viewed below.