Sony Pictures unveiled the official trailer for "Pompeii" adventure movie, which is directed by Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil) and recounts the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. Check it out below.
Plot: Set in late summer 79 AD, "Pompeii" revolves around the slave (Kit Harington) of a shipping tycoon who dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master's daughter (Emily Browning). What the slave doesn't know is that she's already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, while he's been sold to another owner.
Just when things can't get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius erupts with the power of 40 nuclear bombs. But the slave is trapped on a ship headed for Naples, separated from his love and best friend, a gladiator who is trapped in the city's coliseum. As fire and ash destroy the only world he's ever known, the slave is determined to get back and rescue them.
The new movie co-stars Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jessica Lucas and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. It's set to hit theaters on February 21st, 2014.
I've actually Visited the ruins of Pompeii, AND been on top of Mount Vesuvius :)
SACdaddywrites: on December 5th, 2013 at 9:12:21 AM
LOL doesn't look like the black guy stands a chance of making it out of here alive. Love how this has progressed to the point that Hwood is showing the token brotha's death scene in the trailer now. Oh well, maybe it will get Mink to buy a ticket for a change.
SACdaddywrites: on December 5th, 2013 at 9:14:42 AM
BTW always loved the original Pompeii movie so will probably give this one a chance.
minkowskiwrites: on December 5th, 2013 at 1:09:58 PM
"Oh well, maybe it will get Mink to buy a ticket for a change."
Right. Because you know me, and you know I totally support Hollywood's use of token blacks as cannon fodder, e.g., Stealth.
"40 nuclear bombs. This sounds like it was written by a 12 year old."
Why? The explosion of Vesuvius has been academically estimated to have released as much energy as a thousand times that of the bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Seems legit to me.
minkowskiwrites: on December 5th, 2013 at 5:14:48 PM
lol. This one is going to be epically awful.
Who did the voice-over? The Honest Trailers guy? And Lutz can't act. Period. They also stole more than a little from Gladiator. And do monsters arise from that glowing hole in the earth? They'd better.
Eh. Like I said, disaster and romance...what's the interest? You're going to see this one knowing you'll sit through fifty or so minutes of bullsh*t acting and terrible, clumsy romance scenes just to finally and mercifully arrive at the film's raison d'etre, which is a lot of CGI explosions.
I too also unintentionally laughed when the black guy, who you know is going to go red shirt, grumbled "it is the mountain".