Man Killed After Dispute Over 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
On Monday, 23-year-old Texas man, Michael Emerson, was run over at his local theater by a white Ford pick-up truck shortly after getting into a dispute with a fellow movie theater patrons over the possibility of 300: Rise Of An Empire having a sequel.
On Sunday, Michael Emerson (image on right) and a few of his friends went to Silverado Movie Theater in Tomball, Texas to view a late show of the new film, 300: Rise of an Empire. Went the film concluded early Monday morning, Emerson's and his group of friends entered the theater's bathroom. There, they discussed the possibility of the film having a sequel. At that point, another group that was in the bathroom as well got into the discussion and the conversation evolved into a heated argument.
The confrontation moved outside, where Emerson verbally confronted the men as they got into their truck. The driver pumped the truck backwards in reverse, plowing into Emerson, who fell to the ground and later died at a hospital as the suspects took off, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Police have not yet identified the men responsible for Emerson's death, but they did release images of them, which you can view below. If you can provide any additional information on them please call the HCSO at 713-967-5810.
Surveillance Photos of Suspects
After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
300: Rise of an Empire - directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder. The film stars: Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles, Eva Green as Artemisia, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo of Sparta, Rodrigo Santoro as King Xerxes, Hans Matheson as Aeskylos, Andrew Pleavin as Daxos, Callan Mulvey as Scyllias, David Wenham as Dilios, Jack O'Connell as Calisto, Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes and Yigal Naor as Darius. It will land in theaters March 7th, 2014.
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