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Warner Bros Prequel '300: Battle of Artemisia' Gets Generic New Title

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September 13, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Xerxes

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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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

Ultimate Cinematic Clash of EAST & WEST

Ehsan Davodi on Sep 13, 2012

2

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

3

Agree.

grimjob on Sep 13, 2012

4

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

5

Works for me.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2012

6

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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