The violent trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire has been released, an adaptation of Frank Miller‘s as-yet-unreleased graphic novel, Xerxes.
We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think. The film comes out next March, a follow-up to 300 film and graphic novel. Miller described the graphic novel in an interview:
The time frame begins 10 years before ’300′ and the story starts with the Battle of Marathon, which was killer to draw, by the way, even if it was a lot of work. The lead character is Themistocles, who became warlord of Greece and built their navy. The story is very different than ’300′ in that it involves Xerxes’ search for godhood. The existence of gods are presupposed in this story and the idea is that he [is] well on his way to godhood by the end of the story.