300: Rise of an Empire Official Trailer

Here’s the first trailer of 300: Rise of an Empire

Is remarkable the presence of Eva Green , who plays the usual role as a fascinating evil witch. In this case, she interprets the admiral of Xerxes’ fleet and presumably the main villain of the story, after the most tattooed God King of ancient history. Lena Headey returns to the role of Queen Gorgo, and after playing for three years the role of the evil queen in Game of Thrones the number of scenes in which she is included seems also to be dramatically increased.

The Director is Noam Murro, but Zack Snyder, although he refused to shoot a sequel to 300 because he was busy on the set of Man of Steel, still appears as a producer.

serse 300About the plot there are still some ambiguities. On the wikipedia page the movie is described as a sequel, but if you follow the historical events narrated in Xerxes, the graphic novel by Frank Miller that inspired 300: Rise of an Empire, they anticipate the events narrated in 300 of almost ten years, following the rise to the throne by Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro); while The Battle of Artemisia, as we find it in history books,  is a naval battle that took place in 480 BC at the same time of the Battle of Thermopylae. So it remains a mystery: is the story a sequel or prequel?

However, the page of wikipedia describes the plot of the film, focusing on the Battle of Artemisia and almost ignoring the first part (the rise of Xerxes) except for few lines:

The Battle of Artemisium was a naval engagement, concurrent with the battle at Thermopylae, and was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BC, in the straits between the mainland and the northern tip of the island of Euboea (modern Evvia). The film will probably also focus, in part, on the Battle of Salamis, in which Artemisia played a major role, as well as possibly the Battle of Marathon.[9] Salamis was fought once 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”

Too bad for the date of release, originally scheduled for summer 2013 and now postponed to March 2014.

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