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300: Rise of an Empire Details

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Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to Eva Green based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 7, 2014

Cast

Sullivan Stapleton
as Themistokles
Eva Green
as Artemisia
Lena Headey
as Gorgo
Rodrigo Santoro
as Xerxes
David Wenham
as Dilios
Andrew Tiernan
as Ephialtes
Andrew Pleavin
as Daxos
Hans Matheson
as Aeskylos
Callan Mulvey
as Scyllias
Jack O'Connell
as Calisto
Igal Naor
as Persian King Darius
Peter Mensah
as Persian Emissary
Ashraf Barhom
as General Bandari
Kevin Fry
as Lascivious Greek
David Sterne
as Old Statesman
Christopher Boyer
as Senator
Fred Ochs
as Senator
Price Carson
as Senator
Gregor Truter
as Small Ambassador
Vincent Walsh
as Naval Commander
Anthony Valentine
as Young Greek Soldier
Atanas Srebrev
as Blacksmith
Luke Roberts
as Butcher
Dimitar Martinov
as Persian General 2

Crew

Noam Murro
Director
Zack Snyder
Producer
Deborah Snyder
Producer
Mark Canton
Producer
Bernie Goldmann
Producer
Gianni Nunnari
Producer
Kurt Johnstad
Screenwriter
Zack Snyder
Screenwriter
Lorenzo Senatore
Cinematographer
Simon Duggan
Cinematographer
Junkie XL
Composer (Music Score)
David Brenner
Editor
Patrick Tatopoulos
Production Designer
Claas Henke
Art Director
Sonya Savova
Art Director
Roee Sharon Peled
Co-producer
Wesley Coller
Co-producer
Craig Flores
Executive Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Frank Miller
Executive Producer
Jon Jashni
Executive Producer
Tammy Lee
Set Designer
David Chow
Set Designer
Richard Mays
Set Designer
Daniel R. Jennings
Set Designer
Anshuman Prasad
Set Designer
Alexandra Byrne
Costume Designer
Jenny Oman
Set Decorator
Simon Wakefield
Set Decorator
Tom Ozanich
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Deely
Special Effects
Philip A. Patterson
First Assistant Director
Anton Bakarski
Camera Operator
Peter McCaffrey
Camera Operator
Valentin Dimitrov
Production Manager
Lucy Bevan
Casting
Ryan Watson
Stunts Coordinator
Bub Asman
Supervising Sound Editor
Jasmina Vasileva
Costumes Supervisor
Charley Henley
Visual Effects Supervisor
Damon Caro
Stunts Coordinator
Mark Larry
Sound Effects Editor
Tim Rigby
Stunts Coordinator
Brad Minnich
Visual Effects Editor
Rhonda C. Gunner
Visual Effects Producer
Bryan Hirota
Visual Effects Supervisor
Suzi Turnbull
Costumes Supervisor
Justin Raleigh
Department Head Makeup
Justin Raleigh
Makeup Special Effects
Roee Sharon Peled
Unit Production Manager
Julie Orosz
Visual Effects Producer
Frank Miller
From Graphic Novel by
Steve Harding
Unit Production Manager
Aileen Seaton
Hair Designer
Aileen Seaton
Makeup Designer
Matthew Rugetti
Stunts Coordinator
Ai-Ling Lee
Sound Effects Editor
Sheldon Stopsack
CG Supervisor
Stephan Trojansky
Visual Effects Supervisor
Marty P. Ewing
Unit Production Manager
Danielle Plantec
Visual Effects Supervisor
Emma Hinton
Second Assistant Director
Carrie-Ann Banner
Production Coordinator
Jim Halty
Stunts Coordinator
Kosta Saric
Visual Effects Editor
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