‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Bumped Back To 2014

So much for “300: Rise of an Empire” getting its time in the sun. Warner Bros. has delayed the movie once again, pushing it back all the way to March 7, 2014.

“Moving ’300: Rise of an Empire’ to March 7 continues in the tradition of the first ’300,’ and kicks off the Spring movie-going season in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to expect from the franchise,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ President of Domestic Distribution says in a statement.

Meanwhile Tom Cruise’s “All You Need Is Kill” has been given a June 6, 2014 summer spot. It seems as though Warner Bros. is trying to bolster its spring/summer blockbuster line-up now, but this move doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in “Rise of an Empire.” The film had only just begun to be promoted and was starting to gain momentum when this change was put into effect.

Hopefully it’s not production or story issues that have delayed “Rise of an Empire’s” journey to the big screen. It’s already had a troubled path getting made (and has gone through more titles than we can remember) so fingers crossed it doesn’t have any more mishaps as that new March release date draws nearer.

“300: Rise of an Empire” stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Rodrigo Santoro. Zack Snyder co-wrote the screenplay and is producing, though Noam Murro is acting as director.

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