300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
300: Rise Of An Empire SynopsisBased 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.
300: Rise Of An Empire Release Date
In Theaters March 7, 2014
300: Rise Of An Empire Credits
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor, and Andrew Pleavin
Written by: Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad
Directed by: Noam Murro
Produced by: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Bernie Goldmann
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
External Info: 300: Rise Of An Empire Official Website
Subscribe To 300: Rise Of An Empire Updates
if you're excited for 300: Rise Of An Empire
Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014
This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best online.
by Mike Reyes December 30, 2014 comments
The 10 Worst Movies Of 2014, According To RiffTrax
The editors of the site RiffTrax.com isolated this year’s top offenders, and they included several expected duds. Here, then, are the 10 Worst Movies of 2014, according to the people who get paid to heckle bad movies all year long.
by Sean O'Connell December 22, 2014 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: 300: Rise Of An Empire, Winter's Tale And Masters Of Sex
While Masters of Sex features a large supporting cast, the show mostly focuses on Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), as they navigate the waters of putting together an unnaproved university study on sexual behavior. The doctor and his assistant make for an odd couple. She’s kind and smart and puts people at ease, while he has a tendency to make those around him feel wary.
by Jessica Rawden June 24, 2014 comments
Movie Fan Murdered After Disagreement Over 300: Rise Of An Empire
One man is dead and two men are on the run in Texas after a heated argument over the ending of 300: Rise Of An Empire turned deadly. At this point, details are still few and far between, but police are saying that 23-year-old Michael Emerson was run down by two unidentified individuals in a Ford F-150 truck in the parking lot of the Silverado Movie Theater in Tomball.
by Mack Rawden March 19, 2014 comments
Weekend Box Office: Mr. Peabody & Sherman Takes Top Spot, Need For Speed Stuck In Low Gear
Last weekend animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman took a distant second place to 300: Rise of An Empire, but fortunes were switched this week. Rise fell almost 60%, banking just $19 million for second place while Mr. Peabody & Sherman slipped only 35%, earning $21 million and narrowly edging into the top spot.
by Scott Gwin March 16, 2014 comments
Weekend Box Office: 300 Rises Again With A Sequel
There's been a promotional blitz of epic proportions surrounding the release of the 300 sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. The question is whether or not it would be successful enough to confirm the rise of a franchise.
by Scott Gwin March 9, 2014 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Actually Did Pretty Well During Midnight Screenings
300: Rise of an Empire pulled in an impressive $3.3 million at Thursday night screenings in North America, plus another $1.83 million in France since its Wednesday debut there.
by Kristy Puchko March 7, 2014 comments
300: The Cinema Blend Scavenger Hunt Is Giving Away A Tablet And More Today!
Today, you'll have the chance to join in between the hours of 12 EST/ 9 PST and 5 EST/ 2 PST. At some point during that window, a special code will appear on Cinema Blend's home page. The first person who tweets that code to CB's official Twitter account will win an armload of awesome free things including a tablet!
by Mack Rawden March 7, 2014 comments
The 24 Hour Action Sequel Marathon
This week’s marathon is twenty four (and a half!) straight hours of ass-kicking repeat performances. Part one was great, but wait until you see the follow-up! There are kicks and punches, car chases and gunfights, all in this 24 hour salute to following a tough opening act.
by Gabe Toro March 5, 2014 comments
How To Do Naval Warfare Without Water And 4 Other Things We Learned About 300: Rise Of An Empire
Last week I had the chance to attend a press event held in Los Angeles for 300: Rise of an Empire and had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with the film’s director, Noam Murro. During our conversation he revealed a number of interesting stories and details behind the making of the new film, all of which you can read more about inside!
by Eric Eisenberg March 5, 2014 comments
We're Giving Away A Tablet And More In Celebration Of 300: Rise Of An Empire!
In preparation for Noam Murro’s 300, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming with Cinema Blend to hand out one (1) glorious prize package for our readers.
by Sean O'Connell March 4, 2014 comments
March Movie Preview: The Muppets, Noah And Wes Anderson Usher In A Great Month Of Cinema
March is the month where both Hollywood and the indie circuit really kick into high gear, parading out big budget spectacles, quirky comedies, action romps and yes, even a Tyler Perry movie.
by Nick Venable March 3, 2014 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting 300: Rise of an Empire and Mr. Peabody and Sherman Reviews
With a little awards show happening, we have a couple of movies that will most likely not end up on the red carpet next year. But they aren’t without their own merit. We get a little dose of sensationalized history visiting the folks from 300 and Mr. Peabody.
by Doug Norrie March 2, 2014 comments
To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right 300: Rise Of An Empire Ticket
Considering seven separate categories, To 3D Or Not To 3D evaluates the full scope of the 3D viewing experience. Think of it as a consumer's guide for your movie-going, complete with a viewers poll where you can weigh in on how you plan to see 300: Rise of an Empire.
by Kristy Puchko March 1, 2014 comments
300 Gets Ripped To Shreds With Honest Trailer
For their 50th entry in this web series, Screen Junkies have taken on Zack Snyder's 300, from its over-the-top machismo to its nonsensical blend of fact and fiction, and its male-to-female nipple ratio.
by Kristy Puchko February 26, 2014 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Featurette Takes You Behind The Scenes
In the sequel, which is based on a script co-written by Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, audiences will be taken to a story told parallel to the Battle of Thermopylae (as seen with King Leonidas as the Spartan warriors of the first film) and will instead focus on the Athenian hero Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), who helped unite the forces of Greece against the armies of Persia.
by Eric Eisenberg February 4, 2014 comments
Seizing Glory On The Set Of 300: Rise Of An Empire
After many years of development, the 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, is finally nearing its release date. But while we’re still a couple of months away from seeing it in theaters, back in the summer of 2012 I got a special sneak peek at the film when I got to fly to Sofia, Bulgaria and, along with a small group of other movie journalists, had the chance to visit the set.
by Eric Eisenberg January 29, 2014 comments
New 300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer And TV Spot Call For War
The story of 300: Rise of An Empire is largely set around the Battle of Artemisium, which was fought between the Greeks and Persians parallel to the Spartan hold at Thermopylae (as seen in the first movie). On the Greek side, Athens general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) works to lead his people into battle, while fighting for the Persians is Artemisia (Eva Green), the leader of the Persian navy who has a serious grudge against the people of Greece.
by Eric Eisenberg January 20, 2014 comments
Sullivan Stapleton Wields A Bloody Sword In The Latest 300: Rise Of An Empire Poster
The upcoming 300 sequel Rise of An Empire has certainly taken its time getting to theaters, but now that its theatrical release is imminent the marketing team behind the movie is creating and releasing poster designs like there's no tomorrow. Just last month they produced five separate character posters for the movie, each one showing off a different hero or villain...
by Eric Eisenberg January 16, 2014 comments
Xerxes Wants Athens To Burn In Final 300: Rise Of An Empire Character Poster
Santoro is one of the few castmembers from the original 300 who is returning for the Noam Murro-directed sequel, but his role has been significantly enhanced this time around. The film is partially based on an idea that comic book author/artist Frank Miller developed and will tell the origin story of Xerxes as his rise to power over the entire Persian Empire.
by Eric Eisenberg December 20, 2013 comments
New 300: Rise Of An Empire Character Poster Has Sullivan Stapleton Seizing Glory
300: Rise of an Empire features Stapleton as the legendary Greek hero Themistocles. Fighting in a story parallel to the one in Thermopylae (which was portrayed in the first movie), the protagonist leads his army into a naval battle against the Persian forces that wish to see Greece destroyed.
by Eric Eisenberg December 19, 2013 comments
Jack O'Connell And Eva Green Sound War Cries In 300: Rise Of An Empire Posters
English actor Jack O' Connell may be best known for playing party animal James Crook on the British teen drama series Skins. Nut underage drinking and neglectful parents aren't the concerns of his latest character.
by Kristy Puchko December 19, 2013 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Character Poster Features The Return Of Lena Heady's Queen Gorgo
The new movie is based on a script by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad and tells the story of a battle fought parallel to the events at Thermopylae, as portrayed in the first film. The plot follows Greek General Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) as he faces down the Persian army at sea.
by Eric Eisenberg December 16, 2013 comments
Waves Of Men And Blood Rise In 300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer
300 was a vibrant and thrilling historical epic that awed audiences around the world. But even with all its grandeur, battles, and bloodshed, it was just the beginning of a grander story.
by Kristy Puchko December 4, 2013 comments
Warner Bros. And Legendary Pictures 2013 Comic-Con Live Blog
San Diego Comic-Con’s entire programming schedule is filled with great stuff from the film world – tons of which we’ve been seeing all this week – but there’s no question that Saturday is cinema’s biggest day with the throngs of geeks in Hall H. Just about every panel that comes through the convention center’s biggest space today will deliver sneak peeks at some of the biggest blockbusters coming up this year. And the party all starts with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures showing what they got. God
by Eric Eisenberg July 20, 2013 comments
Comic-Con Saturday Schedule Highlights Include Marvel Studios, Hunger Games, Godzilla And More
The entire programming schedule at San Diego Comic-Con is packed with cool panels and general geekiness, but it's really the Saturday schedule that usually stands tall as the best day of the festivities. Last year in the San Diego Convention Center's famous Hall H, audiences were treated with more than a handful of great surprises on Saturday...
by Eric Eisenberg July 6, 2013 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer Puts Blood In The Water
300: Rise of an Empire once again delves into the world of fictionalized ancient history to portray the Battle of Artemisium, a naval battle that occurred between Greek and Persian forces at the same time as the Spartan's Battle of Thermopylae. Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) is the central character of the tale, working to unite the people of Greece in the battle against the living god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Artemesia (Eva Green).
by Eric Eisenberg June 12, 2013 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Gets A Bloody New Poster, First Trailer Arrives Tomorrow
The story centers on the Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton), who attempts to unite all of Greece and lead them into a naval battle against the on-coming Persian forces. This unfortunately puts him up against the living god and Persian leader Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) as well as Artemesia (Eva Green), the commander of the Persian navy who happens to have a serious grudge against the Greeks.
by Eric Eisenberg June 11, 2013 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire And Tom Cruise's All You Need Is Kill Get Pushed Back
300: Rise of an Empire has only just begun its marketing campaign, releasing a few stills, a poster, and showing off footage at last month's CinemaCon, but it appears that Warner Bros. will be throwing the brakes on for a while.
by Eric Eisenberg May 9, 2013 comments
Gravity, 300: Rise Of An Empire, We're The Millers And More Debut Footage At CinemaCon
While tonight’s presentation from WB did include trailers from Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III, The Conjuring and The Great Gatsby, it was the footage that was shown from August and beyond that made it the most interesting one we’ve seen so far.
by Eric Eisenberg April 16, 2013 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Showcases A Shadowed Warrior On Its First Poster
The first four words on the poster are “From Producer Zack Snyder,” while Murro’s name isn’t mentioned until the usual director spot near the bottom of the cast and crew listing. Granted, Murro’s only previous film is 2008’s romantic comedy Smart People, but still. I always feel sorry for people who don’t know any better than to realize that producer credits usually mean squat.
by Nick Venable April 16, 2013 comments
Eva Green Stands Tall In New Image From 300: Rise Of An Empire
Green's presence in the film is interesting, largely because Zack Snyder's film didn't really feature any women in battle. Sure, Lena Headey's Queen Gorgo did play a significant part in the plot, however, she was all the way back in Sparta while King Leonidas and his army were fighting off the invading Persian forces.
by Eric Eisenberg April 12, 2013 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Delivers Two New Stills
Zack Snyder is only serving as a producer on 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to the 2006 blockbuster about how the Spartans fought off the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, but looking at the first stills released from the movie it would seem that director Noam Murro has done his best to capture the same aesthetic.
by Eric Eisenberg April 8, 2013 comments
300 Prequel Gets A New Title
The 300 prequel has already gone through two names, including Xerxes and 300: Battle of Artemsia, but now it seems that they have moved things around and the project once again has a new name: 300: Rise of an Empire. The new film is being directed by Smart People helmer Noam Murro and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey and Jack O'Connell.
by Eric Eisenberg September 12, 2012 comments
Gerard Butler Won't Be In The 300 Sequel
The sequel to Zack Snyder's 300, which has been called 300: The Battle of Artemisia but may not stay that way, has already gone into production in time to meet its August 2, 2013. But it's taken us this long to figure out what we all kind of already knew for sure-- Gerard Butler
by Katey Rich August 22, 2012 comments
Aussie Actor Callan Mulvey Lands Roles In 300 Sequel, Bigelow's Latest
His credits include work on the television series Rush, Home and Away and Heartbreak High. But he appears poised to make the leap to high-profile feature films, and solid work in both Dark Thirty and Artemisia could propel him to Joel Edgerton or Gerard Butler status.
by Sean O'Connell March 29, 2012 comments
Hangover Part III, 300 Sequel Get Release Dates, Pacific Rim Pushed Back
The success of Zack Snyder's 300 actually had a fairly significant impact on film scheduling. Released in early March of 2006, the film showed studios that there was potential in releasing blockbusters that early in the year. In fact, all but one of Snyder's projects have been released on that weekend since. But the sequel to 300, 300: The Battle of Artemisium, isn't being directed by Snyder and apparently won't even have the special release date.
by Eric Eisenberg March 22, 2012 comments
New Details on 300 Sequel Battle Of Artemisia From Xerxes Himself
Rodrigo Santoro, who memorably played the kinky and gold-laden Xerxes in Zack Snyder's glossy gore fest 300, has revealed some surprising new details about the film's in-development sequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia. Speaking with Omelete, the What to Expect When You're Expecting star confessed that he may step back into his golden briefs and reprise his role as the Turkish tyrant, saying: "We are talking about it. Let’s see what happens. It’s a long story, my friend. A long story."
by Kristy Puchko March 15, 2012 comments
Jamie Blackley Will Lead 300 Sequel
Jamie Blackley has signed on to star opposite Sullivan Stapleton. While Stapleton is set to play the menacing Xerxes, who was memorably and strangely portrayed by Rodrigo Santoro in the original, Blackley will take on the role of Calisto, a young man who aspires to be a great and heroic warrior like his father before him.
by Kristy Puchko February 17, 2012 comments
300 Sequel May Finally Have Landed A Solid Title
It’s been nearly five years since Zack Snyder blew all of our minds with the wildly visual and hyper-muscly 300. The stylized effects coupled with the arguably overused slo-mo effects really put Snyder on the map and sparked a ton of interest in the Frank Miller graphic novel. Naturally, since 300 made back its budget in just one weekend, the studio wanted a sequel and so did many fans.
by Will LeBlanc January 5, 2012 comments
Joel Edgerton Won't Be In The Planned 300 Prequel
It might be best for all involved. As was sort of hinted at, Edgerton’s not really the kind of guy prepared to open a film to the type of number Artemisia will need to hit to afford all of its costly CGI. Then again, those who’ve seen the actor in films like Animal Kingdom or Warrior know that he’s far more capable of dramatic fare, and we’d hate to see him wasted screaming “This is Artemisia!” in front of a green screen.
by Sean O'Connell November 21, 2011 comments
Joel Edgerton In Talks To Star In 300 Prequel Battle Of Artemisia
The first 300 was a surprise hit, which meant it didn't really need to have any stars because nobody had any expectations for it. But Battle of Aretemisia is a late-breaking attempt to turn 300 into a franchise, so it makes sense for them to seek out someone who is more of a name, even if it's a name as relatively new as Joel Edgerton
by Katey Rich November 2, 2011 comments
Noam Murro Could Ditch Die Hard 5 To Focus On The 300 Prequel
Director Noam Murro may have found himself in kind of a pickle as he makes his way up the blockbuster ranks. Since taking the reins of the 300 prequel Xerxes: Battle of Artemisia in mid-July, that production has apparently taken over his life and left him him no time
by Will LeBlanc August 1, 2011 comments
300 Sequel Battle of Artemisia Handed To Noam Murro
The follow-up film, which once was titled Xerxes and is based on Frank Miller’s upcoming graphic novel, shifts its focus to the Persian leader who was the antagonist in Snyder’s 2006 battle thriller. Snyder co-wrote the screenplay with his 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad.
by Sean O'Connell July 16, 2011 comments
300 Sequel No Longer Called Xerxes, Almost Definitely Won't Be Directed By Zack Snyder
Beyond the new title and Canton's vague, all-but-guaranteed suggestion that Snyder won't be directing -- "I don’t see us waiting two years to make the movie"-- there's not much news here. But the dozens of you waiting to return to the world of 300 without Snyder's direction
by Katey Rich April 6, 2011 comments
Guy Ritchie Will Not Be Directing The 300 Sequel Xerxes
Everyone was pretty surprised yesterday when it was announced that Zack Snyder would no longer be directing the 300 sequel, Xerxes and that, instead, Warner Bros. would be giving the project to Guy Ritchie. The story made a lot of sense, as Snyder will be busy directing the next Superman movie and the studio was quite pleased with what Ritchie did with Sherlock Holmes. As logical as the story was, though, it's not happening.
by Eric Eisenberg February 16, 2011 comments
Guy Ritchie To Replace Zack Snyder On The 300 Sequel Xerxes
300 creator Frank Miller has written a sequel to his comic turned movie and Warner Bros. is dead set on turning that idea, Xerxes into a sequel. Until recently it seemed like if the project actually happened, 300 director Zack Snyder would be behind it. In fact back in 2010 Snyder actually said he was working on it. But now, out of the blue, it looks like things are going a different direction. Snyder is out, Guy Ritchie may be in.
by Josh Tyler February 15, 2011 comments
Zack Snyder Will Start Writing Xerxes, His 300 Sequel Which Isn't A Sequel
Xerxes is what they’re calling 300: The Next and he’s working on the script with his 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad. 300 was based on a Frank Miller comic
by Josh Tyler July 21, 2010 comments