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Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” is set to blow up next year, but how it actually does at the box office is another matter. Casting Kit Harington is a pretty big risk; sure, he’s very popular from his “Game of Thrones” role, but let’s face it, he’s not a big name, and he kinda reminds me of Orlando Bloom, and movie producers have given up trying to turn him into a big-time movie star. And this movie looks expensive as hell. Then again, it’s all about the volcanoes and explosions and ashes, right? Oh, plus some gladiator fights thrown in there, too.
Check out three new images from Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii”. Grab a hat, everyone, it’s coming down!
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega, Jessica Lucas with Jared Harris and Kiefer Sutherland.
Jon Snow fights back next year, February 21, 2014.
Via : USA Today