Warner Bros. has chosen ten major cities, one of them being Boston, to treat fans to the first 13 minutes of 300: Rise of an Empire at special screenings of Zack Snyder’s 300 on Tuesday, Feb. 4. These events are in celebration of the release of the sequel to 300, which arrives in theaters on March 7. Both films are based on the work of renowned graphic novelist Frank Miller. The 13 minutes of the new movie will be complete and uncut in 3D IMAX.
The chosen theater in Boston is the AMC Boston Common Theater. The Feb. 4 event starts at 6:30 p.m. To obtain tickets to this special fan event, visit Facebook.com/43KIXBoston.
ABOUT 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE:
Told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a new battlefield—on the sea. 300: Rise of an Empire pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian army, ruled by their God-King Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Knowing his only hope of defeating the overwhelming Persian forces will be to unite all of Greece, Themistokles leads the charge that will change the course of the war.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, 300: Rise of an Empire. The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad) as Themistokles and Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Casino Royale) as Artemisia. Reprising their roles from 300 are: Lena Headey as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; David Wenham as Dilios; Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes; Andrew Pleavin as Daxos; and Rodrigo Santoro in the role of the Persian God-King Xerxes. The main cast also includes Hans Matheson as Themistokles’ closest friend and advisor, Aeskylos; Callan Mulvey and Jack O’Connell as father and son soldiers, Scyllias and Calisto; and Igal Naor as the Persian King Darius.
The film was directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann produced the film, with Thomas Tull, Frank Miller, Stephen Jones and Jon Jashni serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team was led by includes director of photography Simon Duggan, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, editors Wyatt Smith and David Brenner, and costume designer Alexandra Byrne. The music is by Junkie XL.
Opening on March 7, 2014, the film is being released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 300: Rise of an Empire is rated R by the MPAA forstrong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.