‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ unveils epic first trailer – watch

'Game Of Thrones' actress Lena Headey stars in Zack Snyder-produced graphic novel sequel

300: Rise Of An Empire has unveiled an epic first trailer – you can watch it by scrolling down the page and clicking ‘play’.

Directed by Noam Murro the movie will expand on the Battle of Thermopylae from 300 and explore the transformation of Rodrigo Santoro’s Xerxes from King to God. The prequel is based on a Frank Miller graphic novel Xerxes.

Games Of Thrones actress Lena Headey will star, alongside Eva Green as the commander of Xerxes’ naval fleet and Israeli actor Yigal Naor as Xerxes’ father. The cast also boasts Sullivan Stapleton as Athenian general Themistocles and Jack O’Connell as Calisto.

Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder (pictured right), who helmed 300 in 2006, has taken a backseat this time around and has returned as a producer for the graphic novel sequel.

300: Rise Of An Empire will open in US cinemas on March 7, 2014. A UK release date has yet to be confirmed.