300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire

300: Battle of Artemisia is a forthcoming American fantasy action film, it serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film 300. The Battle of Artemisia was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BCE, in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens.

About 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Battle of Artemisia is a forthcoming American fantasy action film, it serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film 300. The Battle of Artemisia (a possible reference to the Battle of Salamis or the Battle of Artemisium which was concurrent with the battle at Thermopylae) was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BCE, in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens. It marked the high point of the second Persian invasion of Greece which had begun in 480 BCE. The movie will cover some of the backstory of Xerxes, and will explain how he became "the God King". In June 2008, producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann revealed that work had begun on a sequel to 300, 300: Battle of Artemisia.

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