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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Synopsis"Based on Frank Millers 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. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, 300: Rise of an Empire. The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad) as Themistokles and Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Casino Royale) as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from 300 as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans) stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios, and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes. The film is directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller. It is produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann. Thomas Tull, Frank Miller, Stephen Jones and Jon Jashni serve as executive producers. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Simon Duggan, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, editor Wyatt Smith and costume designer Alexandra Byrne. Soundtrack by Junkie XL. 300: Rise of an Empire will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company

Hans' Role Aeskylos

Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey

Written Frank Miller (comic book) and Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad (screenplay)

Directed Noam Murros

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Behind the Scenes 300: Rise if an Empire JFX Online, 9th April 2013

300 bumped from August to March IndieWire, 9th May 2013

300 - Sequel DigiTitles, 23rd May 2013

Comic Con JustJared, 21st July 2013