Fans have waited a long time for the follow-up to Zack Snyder’s 2006 film 300, but the wait is almost over as director Noam Murro’s “inbetweenquel” 300: Rise of an Empire is poised to hit theaters in a matter of days. For those unfamiliar, the film finds Greek general Themistokles attempting to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the way against the massive invading Persian forces, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Artemisa (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy. In anticipation of the film’s release, we’ve got some fun 300: Rise of an Empire-related materials to give away to some lucky readers, including an Android tablet, a pair of IMAX tickets, gorgeous-looking coffee table book 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film, a mini replica of one of the ships, t-shirts, hoodies, a duffel bag, and more.
Hit the jump to find out how you can win and to get a closer look at some of the materials. 300: Rise of an Empire opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D in special 8pm screenings on Thursday, March 6th and starts everywhere March 7th.
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This giveaway will be open until March 15th at noon PST and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person. Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries, make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook, and randomly pick out the winners. It never hurts to mention why you think you deserve to win.
2 Spartan Helmet Bottle Opener – ARV $12 ea.
2 J. America Vintage Slub Graphite T-shirt – ARV $24 ea.
1 J. America Vintage Slub Graphite Hoodie – ARV $42
1 Alternative Jute Cinch Sack – ARV $20
1 3″ Mini Metal Ship Replica in Wooden Box – ARV $54
1 Leather Bi-fold Wallet with Metal Shield – ARV $45
1 Set of 2 Adjustable Metal Shield Rings in Faux Leather Pouch – ARV $24
1Nickel Plated Sea Compass and Sea Chart Weight- ARV $70
1 Carolina Sewn Waxed Cotton Canvas Duffel – ARV $150
1 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film Book – ARV $34.95
1 D2 7” Android tablet from Diablotek – MSRP – $129.99
300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film
- The suggested retail value is $34.95
Don’t miss 300: Rise Of An Empire The Art of the Film from Titan Books. This lavish hardback companion book to the new movie features stunning production art, photography from the acclaimed Clay Enos (Watchmen Portraits) and input from producer Zack Snyder and director Noam Murro. Limited edition signed by Zack and Noam also available.
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“300: Rise of an Empire,” told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” is a new chapter of the epic saga, which takes the action to a new battlefield—the sea.
The story pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces, ruled by the mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Knowing his only hope of defeating the overwhelming Persian armada will be to unite all of Greece, Themistokles ultimately 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,” Lena Headey stars as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; David Wenham appears as Dilios; Andrew Tiernan plays Ephialtes; Andrew Pleavin plays Daxos; and Rodrigo Santoro returns 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, Craig J. Flores and Jon Jashni serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Simon Duggan, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, editors Wyatt Smith and David Brenner, costume designer Alexandra Byrne, and visual effects supervisors Richard Hollander and John “DJ” Desjardin. The music is by Junkie XL.
Opening nationwide 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 for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.
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