“Resident Evil” director Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” is set in the impressive shadows of Mt. Vesuvius, which famously uncorked next to the city of Pompeii and buried the entire town in ashes, preserving its citizens in the throes of death. Yeah, there will apparently be a lot of that in the movie, but also lots of cool gladiatorial combat and “Game of Thrones’” Kit Harington walking around sans shirt flashing killer abs. Seriously, what kind of diet and how many personal trainers do you need to get those kinds of abs? That’s on the verge of being ridiculous, man.
Anyhoo, check out the first teaser trailer for “Pompeii”. It’s a Paul W.S. Anderson film, so I wouldn’t get too excited. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’ll be very entertaining. If there is one thing Anderson does well, it’s entertain the crap out of you.
Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city’s Colosseum.
Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jessica Lucas.
Pompeii goes down next year February, 28 2014.