First trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire now online

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have revealed the first trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire on the official Facebook page for the film. Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the same visual style of 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield — on the sea — as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Check out the trailer below, along with two early teaser movie posters for the film, which stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham and Rodrigo Santoro. 300: Rise of an Empire will be directed by Noam Murro, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes, and a script by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. 300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters in March 2014.