The trailer for "300: Rise of an Empire" wasn't just cool action and Lena Heady looking fierce--it's also got some interesting ties to 2006's "300." So while we're all waiting for the movie to make its debut in 2014, MTV Movies got the sequel's director, Noam Murro on the phone to talk about cutting the trailer as well as adapting the film from Frank Miller's source material, "Xerxes."
Murro provides some commentary here that might pique your interest if you were fans of Zack Snyder's 2006 film, particularly how Murro has tried to stay true to the look of that film while scaling back the CG elements, and--this is the biggest bit--shifting the story away from King Xerxes, who was the focus of the story in Frank Miller's comic to two new characters.
The two new characters here are Themistocles and Artemisia. Those two characters are at the heart of this movie and are really driving it," Murro said. "I don't want to spoil it, but the heart of the movie is between these two characters."
Murro has more to say about "Rise of an Empire," so head over to MTV Movies to check out his commentary.
"300: Rise of an Empire" will be on screens March 7, 2014.