Warner Bros. is pulling out all the stops for its upcoming 300 follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire. The studio previewed the first 13 minutes of the Noam Murro-directed film in front of screenings of 300 earlier this month, then they invited a handful of media outlets (Collider included) to watch the same footage, and now they’re attaching an extended look at the film to IMAX screenings of RoboCop. The sneak peek will play exclusively in IMAX showings of Sony’s RoboCop remake starting February 12th, giving fans an early look at the actioner, which takes place before, during, and after the events of Zack Snyder’s 300 and revolves around the naval battles between Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green).
The footage we’ve seen thus far has been visually impressive, but it’s still unclear whether WB can recapture the 300 magic given that it’s now been seven years since Snyder’s original film took audiences by storm. We’ll find out when 300: Rise of an Empire opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on March 7th.