FilmDistrict has released the first teaser trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson’s new action film Pompeii. Yep that’s the director of Resident Evil making a Roman epic.
The film takes place in the titular city in the period preceding and during the volcanic eruption for which it is so famous, and follows a slave on a ship heading for Naples who is desperate to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city’s coliseum.
The film stars Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington and Emily Browning, alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega.
Pompeii is out in the US on February 21st and Ireland one week later on February 28th.
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), 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.