300 spinoff Xerxes has been retitled 300: Battle of Artemisia.
Warner Bros is also said to be sounding out potential directors for the project, which will be based on the upcoming comic book from300 creator Frank Miller.
Zack Snyder who is currently busy working on Superman reboot Man of Steel , is not available to make the follow-up. According to Deadline, Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) and Noam Murro (Smart People) have been shortlisted for the director’s job.
300: Battle of Artemisia will star Rodrigo Santoro. The film centers on Persian leader Xerxes and how he grew into a “god-like entity.”
It was also reported that Gerard Butler will return as King Leonidas in the spinoff.