Watch the new trailer for 300: Rise Of An Empire

Zack Snyder may be busying himself with men of steel and caped crusaders lately, but we still won’t have to wait too long to see his visual style in full force again.

300: Rise Of An Empire , the follow-up to his original 300 , is nearly upon us, and a new trailer has given us a glimpse at how the prequel retains Snyder’s stylish visuals.

The film's based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes , with Noam Murro taking over directing duties. Snyder is still on board as writer and producer.

Watch below for more epic slow-motion battles amid the clanging of swords and the scuffling of sandals:

300: Rise Of An Empire opens in cinemas on 7 March 2014.