300: Rise Of An Empire - TV Spot Featuring Black Sabbath's War Pigs
Reported by Outsiders - 10:25 PM 2014.01.20
"Generals gathered in their masses, just like witches at black masses." Who knew lyrics from Black Sabbath's classic heavy-metal tune "War Pigs" would adequately describe the forthcoming sword-and-sandals sequel "300: Rise of an Empire?"
Watch as witchy warrior queen Artemesia (Eva Green; Casino Royale) vows to "dance across the backs of dead Greeks" as her mighty armada heads into Athens while General Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton; Cinemax's Strike Back) leads the last remaining Spartan army into an epic war. Oh, Persian king Xerxes (returning 300's Rodrigo Santoro) is there too, but this is clearly a showdown between Artemesia and Themistocles.
Based on a Frank Miller comic book -- this time, helmed by veteran commercial-turned feature director Noam Murro (Smart People), "300: Rise of an Empire" opens on March 7th.
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.
300: Rise of an Empire stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, David Wenham