300: Rise of an Empire will feature some crossover with the original film.
Actor Rodrigo Santoro – who plays Persian king Xerxes in both films – has said that Zack Snyder’s influence can be felt throughout the upcoming sequel.
Snyder was replaced by Noam Murro as director for the follow-up to the Frank Miller adaptation.
“I think it will match, because the idea is matching – characters and style and all that,” Santoro told Comic Book Resources.
“Especially because they’re calling it like a spinoff, you get bits of the first movie. There’s a place where they meet, the first movie and the second movie, but it’s a different director.
“I didn’t see the movie yet, the final result, but the experience – I mean, Zack was pretty much involved because he wrote it and he’s producing it. His hands are there, but Noam will have his own take on directing it. I think it’s going to be pretty awesome, and the fans are going to be pleased.”
Santoro will share the focus of the film with Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green’s characters.
The actor will next be seen in The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville.
300: Rise of an Empire will debut on August 2, 2013.
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ELLE.de: Your eye color is stunning. How often do you get compliments?
Eva Green: Almost never.
ELLE.de: What’s your favorite compliment?
Eva Green: The fact that my American accent is perfect!
ELLE.de: What do you hear better – musical or opera?
Eva Green: Opera!
ELLE.de: Your favorite food?
Eva Green: French!
ELLE.de: Which role are you dreaming?
Eva Green: Maria Callas!
ELLE.de: Your style in three words?
open to change.
Read the full interview at Elle. Thanks to np001 for the link.
Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) has been cat as a lead in White Bird, the Gregg Araki-helmed pic that focuses on a young woman who sees her life spin out of control after her mother disappears. Eva Green and Shailene Woodley also star.
The follow-up to director Zack Snyder’s ground-breaking “300” has been in title limbo pretty much since its inception. Originally called “Xerxes,” suggesting a heavy emphasis on the Persian king played in the first film by “Lost” actor Rodrigo Santoro, the “300” sequel eventually went by the name “Battle of Artemesia,” referring to a new character played by former Bond girl Eva Green.
Now, the film has landed upon yet another new, presumably final title: “300: Rise of an Empire.” It’s a clearer title to be sure, one that seemingly refers to Xerxes’ war effort to spread his influence in Sparta, Athens and beyond. We’ll certainly find out more as the weeks and months progress, as the movie is slated to come out next year.
In addition to Santoro and Green, “300: Rise of an Empire” features Sullivan Stapleton in the starring role of Athenian general Themistocles. There’s no room in this one for Gerard Butler, however. His King Leonidas dies a glorious death at the end of “300,” though there was much speculation that he would reprise his role for a cameo of sorts in “Rise of an Empire.” Not so anymore, as Butler recently confirmed to MTV News that it’s not going to happen.
“Oh yeah, I’m not doing it,” he said. “They’re filming [the '300' sequel] right now. I wish them the best, but it didn’t [work out]. It wasn’t really my thing.”
Directed by Noam Murro, “300: Rise of an Empire” hits theaters on August 2, 2013.
Eva Green was put at ease ahead of her sex scenes in 2003 movie The Dreamers after actor Louis Garrel complimented her on her breasts.
The Bond girl admits the racy drama challenged her, but Garrel suggested they strip off before the shoot to familiarize themselves with each other – and Green was surprised when the tactic worked.
She tells Britain’s The Sun, “The sex scenes were quite full on and frank in The Dreamers. I had a scene in which my own character has to lose her virginity. I had to remember how I felt when I first had sex. I am so reserved in real life, but I surprised myself completely.”
“I was asked if I wanted some alcohol before some of the scenes – and admit that I did have some whisky. There was a breaking of the ice before the sex scene.
“The actor Louis Garrel came into my trailer and said: ‘I will show you my d**k if you show me your breasts.’ So I did – and he did. He said to me: ‘They look great.’ So when it came to the sex scenes, it made it a little easier.”
By GARTH PEARCE
EVA GREEN has been hailed as one of the best Bond girls ever, following her role as Vesper Lynd in 2006 film Casino Royale.
The 32-year-old French actress made her controversial screen debut three years before then, in The Dreamers – in which she spent much of the film naked.
She has built a reputation as a risk-taker but tells GARTH PEARCE of her mother’s warnings.
“MY mother Marlene Jobert was scared for me to become an actress like her. She knew I was too sensitive and fragile.
“So I have learned from her how to appear to be tougher than I really am. She said: “You want to be an actress? Then act as if you are not scared of anything.”