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By Helen Burrows
Despite not being released until next year, yet another poster has been released for highly anticipated sequel 300: Rise of an Empire.
The latest poster focuses on the Xeres’ forces, the villains of the sequel, and if the creepy mask and the words ‘fear us’ are anything to go by we can safely say these bad guys are going to be menacing.
The teaser image, which has been released for Comic-Con next week, suggests the new movie will follow the visual style set by Zack Snyder’s orginal movie.
Fans of 300 were concerned that by the change of director for the sequel, with Smart People director Noam Murro taking over from Zack Snyder,but this poster will ease some of their worries.
Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes and told in the same visual style as the 2006 blockbuster movie, 300: Rise of an Empire will this time set place on the sea, as Athenian general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
But Themistokles must face 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 will also star Game of Thrones actress Lena Headley and Skins actor Jack O’Connell.
The sequel, which was originally meant to hit cinemas next month, is now set to be released on March 7th, 2014.
Posted by M. in Jun 12,2013 with 13 Comments
Taking a clear cue from Zack Snyder’s slo-mo/ramped action, sweeping vistas, big blokes and beautiful woman attitude in 300, the sequel – directed by Noam Murro – finds Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempting to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Set roughly concurrently, (though with some parts after) Leonidas’ battle in the original, this story 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.
This time, though, the focus is more on aquatic battle than dusty sand scraps (though there’s plenty of that too). “The challenges are numerous in a sense that as technology develops, what happens is we shot this entire movie dry, meaning there was no water involved,” Murro tells MTV. “You are really in a situation that you have to create a sense that the boats are really moving and sense that they are really in water, but they’re not. It’s a challenge from a technological point of view, from a visual point of view, also for the actors and also for me in terms of trying to simulate what that would feel like.”
And while Gerard Butler isn’t back (save for a brief shot of him lying dead, at least in the trailer), Lena Headey takes a sabbatical from being evil on Game Of Thrones to be heroic as Queen Gorgo, encouraging the troops to triumph in the name of vengeance and justice.
The film is out in the US on March 7 next year.
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Posted by M. in Jun 11,2013 with Comments Off
There’s a lot of bloody water on the new 300: Rise Of An Empire poster…
Blood and water are very much the defining elements of this one, with Sullivan Stapleton’s general Themistokles looking pensive as a bloody sea rages behind him.
Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes and told in the same visual style as Zack Snyder’s original film, this new chapter of the saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield – on the sea – as Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
That won’t be easy, as the effort pits him against against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Noam Murro is in charge of the carnage for this one, which will arrive across the pond on March 7, 2014 and probably not long after that over here (UK).
Posted by M. in May 16,2013 with 2 Comments
There’s a small feature on 300: Rise of an Empire in F*** magazine. They printed it before the release date was moved to 2014.
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Posted by M. in Apr 25,2013 with 4 Comments
Posted by Stef in Apr 13,2013 with 27 Comments
Synopsis: Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez continue to adapt Miller’s “Sin City” graphic novels, this time with the second book “A Dame to Kill For,” an earlier story of Dwight McCarthy, whose life is turned upside down when Ava, a woman from his past returns, saying she loves him and causing all sorts of problems for him.
It was another dark night in Basin City when lovers Dwight and Ava Lord were reunited. But in Sin City, a reunion is never good news. And Ava has plans for Dwight…
It’s one of those hot nights, dry and windless. The kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things. Dwight’s thinking of all the ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to cut loose. Just to feel the fire. One more time.
Posted by Stef in Apr 13,2013 with 2 Comments
We also have a gorgeous new springy design in the gallery which was created by the very talented Flor. We hope you will all enjoy it as much as we do. Now on to the new photo and information on Eva and her new film…
Here’s a first look photo of Eva Green in the upcoming film “300: Rise of an Empire) by director Noam Murro and starring Eva Green (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Camelot), Rodrigo Santoro (300, The Last Stand, Rio 2) and Sullivan Stapleton.
Film Synopsis: After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
Posted by M. in Apr 12,2013 with 3 Comments
Total Film (UK) – June 2013
Eva Green is ready for battle — “She has some balls, that’s for sure,” declares Eva Green of her weapon-wielding warrior in 300: Rise of an Empire. (…) “It’s my first action movie,” says the Bafta-winner. “Artemisia’s like an Amazon… She’s a very, very strong woman.”
Who’s ready for battle???
Posted by Stef in Feb 22,2013 with 16 Comments
Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it…
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