Apparently “Death Race” director Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” is like James Cameron’s “Titanic” — a fictional love story set around a real historical event. Except instead of a lame iceberg, you get an erupting mountain. With lava. And ashes. And death and destruction. And in the middle of it is a love story, which is what this new poster for the movie is trying to tell you.
Oh, you crazy kids. The mountain is exploding — stop sucking face and run!
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.
Run for your lives this next February 2014.