BLACK SABBATH's "War Pigs" is featured in the first TV spot for "300: Rise Of An Empire", the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder's "300". Set for a March 7 release, the film stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O'Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
"300: Rise Of An Empire" is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in "300", and turns him into more of a pivotal figure.
Official synopsis: After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
Director Noam Murro takes over for Zack Snyder in the new film.
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