As fans await the release of 300: Rise of an Empire in theaters next month, we get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the franchise sequel courtesy of Peter Aperlo's new book 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film, which is currently available and serves as a companion piece to this exciting fantasy adventure. Following yesterday's concept art and VFX images as seen in this exciting release, these latest photos include Sullivan Stapleton on set. Take a look at how a few crucial scenes came together with the help of visual effects and even a decoy horse that was used in a battle scene. If you'd like to see even more, CLICK HERE to purchase the standard edition, or CLICK HERE to buy the limited edition.

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