‘Pompeii’ Teaser Trailer: 3D Action and Romance in The City Forever Lost

Published 2 years ago by , Updated December 4th, 2013 at 6:29 am,

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The first image released from Pompeii reveals that Game of Thrones‘ Jon Snow (Kit Harington) knows at least one thing: how to get shredded for his role as a Celtic slave-turned gladiator – who, in the film, must race against time in order to save his kindly master and the latter’s daughter (i.e. Harington’s love interest), when the infamous Mount Vesuvius erupts.

As expected, a trailer has been released for Pompeii, following hot on the heels of the first look at Resident Evil franchise screenwriter/director Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming ancient world melodrama/3D disaster flick. Story isn’t so much the focus of this preview; rather, the highlights include footage that shows the horrifying aftermath of the Vesuvius meltdown (which occurred back in 79 A.D.). In addition, we get a nice tease of Harington as the buff pretty boy hero of the film, along with a montage of clips that showcase the flashy spectacle and 3D action that everyone has come to expect from a Paul Anderson movie (no, not that Paul Anderson).

Jared Harris (The Mortal Instruments) and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) play Harington’s master and sweetheart in Anderson’s Pompeii flick; meanwhile, Kiefer Sutherland (24) is the scheming Roman senator whose plans to marry Browning’s character for his own gain, having previously been responsible for the deaths of Harington’s family (leading the latter to become a slave). Think of him as the Billy Zane to Harington’s Leo DiCaprio, given the narrative qualities shared between Anderson’s Pompeii and director James Cameron’s Titanic (see: both effects-heavy movies using a swooning class-defying romance story to frame a real historical disaster event).

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The Pompeii script was written by Anderson, Janet Scott and Lee Batchler (Batman Forever), Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes) and received an additional revision by Downton Abby creator Julian Fellowes. Suffice it to say, this is probably going to be the sort of pop-action genre treatment of history similar to Anderson’s camp-tastic version of The Three Musketeers; not exactly the most grandiose or dignified of cinematic natural disaster/ancient world epics around, but it should make for decent popcorn-munching entertainment (at the least, worthy of a one-time viewing).

Rounding out the Pompeii cast in supporting roles are Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix trilogy), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Paz Vega (Grace of Monaco) and Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead)


Pompeii opens in 2D and 3D theaters on February 21st, 2014.

Source: Sony Pictures

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  1. honestly cant wait to see this. only because I read a lot about it in highschool and currently am trying to find out more information about it as time goes by. plus the addition of Kiefer Sutherland is a great choice.

  2. Im kind of excited for this. Emily Browning and Kit Harrington are great to watch.

  3. Ill give everyone on screenrant a 100 dollars if this film ends up fresh on RT. Thats how much confidence i have in paul w.s anderson, such a hack

    • While I am mostly educated in Bird Law, I do believe that is binding verbal contract. Here to wit, you will be made responsible for the satisfaction of said parties in the payment of $100.

      • a*

      • True, as a civil law paralegal and contracts, this is sufficient to claim the $100…
        So, I too will be waiting on my $100

        • Well crap, didnt think it would be taken seriously. Eh who cares i got no faith in anderson

  4. Paul W.S Anderson specializes in guilty pleasures for me. Pompeii should be an entertaining enough popcorn flick. :)

  5. To the makers of this film I just have to let you know one thing. Kit Harington’s ripped body… now shut up and take my money!!!

  6. I think it would be more interesting as a straight action/disaster film without the love angle. Im a fan of both Dante’s Peak and Volcano so it would be nice to see another film like those but based on a real volcano and set in the past. Still slightly interested as of now though.

  7. Emily Browning is finally looking a little older
    and it is a little safer to be looking at her.

    • Yeah…I almost got caught in her bushes window-watching a couple times already in the past!

    • LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. True say.

      I know they’re not really going for historical authenticity but I do find it kinda annoying when the guys get THAT cut for these roles. They didn’t have protein shakes and spend hours every day in the gym 2000 years ago.

      (I assume).

  8. I love the part in the trailer where Kiefer Sutherland goes all Jack Bauer and screams “Dammit! We are running out of time!” Then tries to torture the Volcano.
    Lol:) what were they thinking ?

  9. I was hoping Kit’s first movie big would be a Drama :(

  10. I wish your a** would get buried under a pile of ash like in Pompeii, scammer-spammer! “Laptop” indeed. She probably makes her money on top of someone’s lap!

  11. This movie doesn’t look like anything special. I might give it a watch on Netflix, tho. I really couldn’t get enough of an impression good or bad from that short-on-details clip.

  12. watching this just for john snow =D

  13. Thats the new Titanic of our generation ! :)
    How long is that Movie ?

    • I very much doubt that this movie will end up with 12 Oscars. It looks like a generic pile of nonsense. What’s with Harringtons digitally airbrushed abs? This film will fail miserably

  14. I’m guessing the volcano errupts at that the end… Its sort of a forgone conclusion..

  15. Spartacus meets John Snow!!!!! Epic!!!!!!!

  16. This looks very much like the Immortals…another rising star’s first starring film role…who ended up getting bulk for a DC tentpole franchise…I know this is a stretch, but it could happen. I would like to hear Kit’s American accent. My gut has been telling me he will get to wear the cowl in 2015.

    • Kit comes up short for Batman at 5′ 7¾” tall.

    • Well, your gut was proven wrong very quickly…

  17. spoiler alert! they all get killed by the volcano!!

  18. Was that Idris Elba kneeling down in the ash close to the end of the teaser?