Warner Bros Prequel '300: Battle of Artemisia' Gets Generic New Title
Briefly: We've been following the 300 prequel 300: The Battle of Artemisia for awhile now, and the film is currently shooting in Bulgaria with Noam Murro (Smart People) making his action debut as a filmmaker. But now Heat Vision says the film, heading to theaters on August 2nd, 2013, has been titled 300: Rise of an Empire. Yeah, it's pretty bland, but people probably had a hard time pronouncing Artemisia or something like that. Anyway, Sullivan Stapleton is playing the lead character Themistocles who battles an invading army of Persians under turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Eva Green and Jamie Blackley also have lead roles in the film which will have a tough time living up to the action-packed original.
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Ehsan Davodi on Sep 13, 2012
well, because 300 was so kick ass, i'm willing to give this the benefit of the doubt right now - because i want MORE kick ass action!!!
beevis on Sep 13, 2012
grimjob on Sep 13, 2012
dam.. Snyder really captured the emotion in 300, at the very least I hope this new guy can compete as well.
Daniel Vu Tran on Sep 13, 2012
Works for me.
Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2012
Didn't know the name off hand but looking it up just now, Sullivan Stapleton was awesome in Animal Kingdom so I guess I'm mildly intrigued now. Mildly.
Dane Forst on Sep 13, 2012
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