It’s the moment many action movie fans and especially fans of “300” have been waiting for. The sequel to the popular action film “300” titled 300: Rise of an Empire is releasing across Pakistan on Friday 14th March. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton in the lead role along with Eva Green and Hans Matheson. Lena Headey reprises her role of Queen Gorgo from the previous film along with Hans Matheson and Rodrigo Santoro who also return.
The story is based upon a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Salamis and takes place before, during and after the events of the first film. The plot starts with the death of King Darius of Persia who is killed in battle by Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton). His son Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) witnesses the death and vows to take revenge. Acquiring mystical strength, he declares war on Greece and it is up to Themistocles to defeat the Persian fleet while seeking an Alliance with Sparta.
The film is directed by Noam Murro with Zack Snyder, the director of 300 in the producer and writer’s role. The film has enjoyed hue success on the Box Office reaching number one on its opening weekend. It is expected to be a hit in Pakistan as well and especially among action fans. It will be shown in all major cinemas in Pakistan including Atrium, Neuplex and Cinepax.