Press Release: Cinesite Wins Visual Effects Work for 300: Rise of an Empire

We’re pleased to announce that Cinesite has been awarded visual effects shots on Warner Bros. forthcoming film, 300: Rise Of An Empire.

COPY_IMAGE_300_rise_of_an_empire300: Rise Of An Empire is a prequel to 300 (2007) and is based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes.  The film is told in the same breath-taking visual style as 300; however, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield – the sea!

The overall VFX supervisor for the film is John ‘D.J.’ Des Jardin (Who recently completed Man of Steel) and our VFX supervisor is Richard Clarke (John Carter, The Boat That Rocked and the Harry Potter series of films), who recently joined the team here at Cinesite.

300: Rise of an Empire pits the Greek General Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, Great King of Persia and Artemisia the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  The film stars Eva Green as Artemisia, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles and Rodrigo Santoro (reprising his role from the first film) as King Xerxes.

Cinesite’s production director Courtney Vanderslice-Law said, “We’re thrilled to be working on Warner Bros. 300: Rise Of An Empire.   I’m really proud of the team here at Cinesite, yet again they’ve hit the ground running to achieve stunning visual effects within the tight turnaround.”

300: Rise of an Empire hits the big screens in the UK on the 2nd August 2013.