First Teaser Trailer For Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii Starring Game Of Thrones Star Kit Harington

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The first trailer has surfaced online for director Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil franchise, The Three Musketeers) Pompeii.  The film is set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and follows an enslaved Celtic gladiator who falls in love with a noblewoman on the eve of the devastating volcanic eruption that wipes out Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new volcano film and Anderson isn’t necessarily my first choice to direct anything, but he’s proven he can handle a nice action sequence.  I don’t know what kind of liberties will be taken with the story, i’m not expecting any type of historical accurate film.  Ultimately, the key to this will be how awesome the destruction of (CGI) Pompeii will be.

The cast includes Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas.

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Synopsis

It’s late summer in 79 A.D. and the city of Pompeii glitters at the foot of the mighty Mt. Vesuvius. MILO, the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he will buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter, COLUMBA. What he doesn’t know is that Columba’s debt-ridden father has promised Columba to a despicable Roman Senator to pay off an overdue loan.

Milo does know that his friend, the Gladiator NIGELLUS, is being forced to compete the next day in a seemingly unwinnable battle in the Coliseum. As Milo tries to find a way to save his friend, he learns that Columba has been promised to another man and that he himself has been sold to a new master. Just as it seems things can’t get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius suddenly explodes with the power of 40 nuclear bombs, sending a torrent of 1,000-degree ash and smoke into the city. Lava flows down the mountainside, killing thousands. As Pompeii crumbles, Nigellus is imprisoned inside the Coliseum, Columba is locked inside her family’s villa, and Milo is trapped aboard a ship bound for Naples.

As the people of Pompeii flee the obliterated city, Milo is determined to return to it to save his friend and his beloved Columba. With fire and ash destroying the only world he’s ever known, an ordinary man is tested to his breaking point in this heart-pounding tale of extraordinary heroism.

Source: Sony

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