Check out these four clips from Pompeii, the upcoming action-drama from director Paul W.S. Anderson. Arguably, Anderson is best known for writing all films in the Resident Evil franchise and directing three of them, with a fourth in production. The director may not have an impressive resume, but he does have a successful one. He helmed AVP: Alien Vs. Predator and Death Race, two films that did pretty well at the box-office, regardless of their critical reception. His new film sees him once again tackle a historical setting, after the abysmal effort that was The Three Musketeers. This actually doesn’t look too bad, with his usual reliance on visual effects appearing to balance with more characterisation than we’re used to seeing in his pictures. Still, this is an action-adventure first and foremost, and we’re hopeful that Pompeii will at least deliver on that scale.
Thanks to IGN:
Official synopsis for Pompeii:
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.
Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega.
ETA: AUS – 20 February, 2014. USA – 21 February, 2014.