300: Rise of an Empire Gets Its R Rating

The MPAA has just revealed their rating for Warner Bros.’ upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire and it should surprise no one. The film has been rated R for “strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.”

Based on Frank Miller’s upcoming graphic novel “Xerxes” and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 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 Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Directed by Noam Murro and written by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, the March 7, 2014 release also stars Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell and Andrew Tiernan.