I remember reading a harrowing story of the ancient city of Pompeii for an English Literature class way back in middle school. The city is now going to be immortalized (and then destroyed with lava) on the silver screen with eye-candy Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) playing the lead. The synopsis of the film reads as follows:
Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the 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, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
A few months ago, we were teased with a footage of Kit Harrington walking amidst smoke and ashes and today, the full theatrical trailer is available for our viewing pleasure, below:
And as always, our reactions follow:
Our first glimpse of the ominous Mt. Vesuvius, waiting, silently, patiently, in the background, like a predator.
The prey in this scenario – the prosperous city of Pompeii.
Shots of Pompeii to establish how it was the jewel of the empire.
The gladiators are IN DA HOUSE!
Uhm … okay, can Jon Snow please come down to Southern Westeros next season. Just saying, because he’s always so bundled up in the North!
Let the games begin … in the rain, for dramatic effect!
But not all is well in Pompeii, not when those pesky Roman senators come marching in!
AND HOLY COW IT’S CAPTAIN RENARD FROM GRIMM!!
I have just exploded from feels, you guys!
So yeah, corruption and injustice are just in the air in Pompeii!
But so is love …
as well as friendship (s/n – Kit should stay semi-nude throughout the film)
But alas my friend, love and friendship aren’t enough to appease the gods, Vesuvius is getting angry!
And the skies get dark as though it was night!
Some cool pyrotechnics, you guys, Vesuvius is trying to compete with New Year’s Eve fireworks!
Smoke and ash fill the sky …
Cities fall …
and the oceans (technically, the sea) rise …
It’s all going down in 3D you guys … an epic, period, disaster film, coming in February!
The film also stars Jared Harris as Lucretius, Jessica Lucas as Ariadne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Bridgageous, Carrie-Anne Moss as Cassia’s mother, Paz Vega as Flavia, Joe Pingue as Graecus and Sasha Roiz as Proculus. The film has been directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, known for the Resident Evil series.
The story looks epic, the action looks good and the special effects look spine-chilling! Plus, the chance to see Kit Harington’s lovely abs *sigh* … I know I will definitely be lining up for this film!