Zack Snyder was somewhat too busy with Superman to direct the second 300 film, Rise of an Empire, but he did co-write the screenplay with Kurt Johnstad. They’ve based the film on Xerxes, Frank Miller’s other story of semi-historical, semi-mythological warfare.
The new director is Noam Murro, and as you’ll see, he’s gone more or less for the same look as Snyder’s first picture.
I do love Eva Green. She’s her own woman and no mistake. Every one of her performances has been… idiosyncratic. Makes her a great pick for this larger-than-life fare.