EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Noam Murro and Producer Mark Canton Talk '300: Rise of an Empire'

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:26
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Opening in theaters on March 7th is 300: Rise of an Empire, which is the sequel to the extremely popular 300. The new film was written by the original movie's director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel), and directed by Noam Murro (Smart People). 300: Rise of an Empire features returning stars Lena Headey (Dredd), David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), and Rodrigo Santoro (The Last Stand), as well as new cast members Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Callan Mulvey (The Hunter), and Jack O'Connell (Harry Brown).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with director Noam Murro, as well as franchise producer Mark Canton (Immortals) to talk about their work on 300: Rise of an Empire. The director and producer discussed their new movie, making a sequel, Zack Snyder's script based on an idea by comic book creator Frank Miller, why Snyder couldn't direct it, having Murro take over for him, casting Eva Green as the movie's villain, and a possible third film. 

To watch our exclusive video with director Noam Murro and producer Mark Canton about 300: Rise of an Empire, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

Greek general Themistokles (Stapleton) leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Santoro) and Artemisia (Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

300: Rise of an Empire opens in theaters on March 7th.


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