Sunday, 16 March 2014

FILM TIE IN: 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film - Peter Aperlo

Release Date: 04/02/14
Publisher:  Titan


The action adventure "300: Rise of an Empire" is the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2007 international blockbuster 300. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel "Xerxes," "300: Rise of an Empire" is produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann, and directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad. Told in the breathtaking 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 (Sullivan Stapleton) 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 (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. "300: Rise of an Empire" also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, and David Wenham.


A film tie in novel that not only gives the reader the chance to get to know the cast but be enveloped with the whole scenario of an epic point in Western history. It’s beautifully put together, has some top notch explanations as well as allowing the reader to delve into how some of the effects were achieved. Back this all up with a friendly writing style that invites you to see the process and all round I was a more than happy reader. Great stuff.

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