Well, the headline says it all, right?

Rise Of An Empire is a prequel to the 2006 movie 300, and will be directed by Noam Murro. Murro’s only previous effort is comedy Smart People, but don’t let that put you off.

Due for release on August 2nd in the UK, the IMDb has this to say: “The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.”