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Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Paul W.S. Anderson is giving the story of Pompeii the big-screen treatment.

The filmmaker behind the Resident Evil movies will direct Pompeii, a period adventure movie recounting the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of the ancient Roman city. Like Titanic, another high-profile historical disaster movie, Pompeii film will be anchored by a strong love story.

Set in late summer 79 A.D., Pompeii revolves around the slave of a shipping tycoon who dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master's daughter. 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.
Emily Browning, Kit Harington star. Jared Harris just was cast.

Where does this hack find the time? Another wonderful 3D extravaganza!
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

I love the half-hearted attempt to compare this to Titanic. That said, my kids will want to see this on the big screen for sure.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

...no Milla Jovovich?
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

I'm sure she'll make her way in somehow.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

A strong love story? If it's being made by this guy, I doubt it.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

"Just when things can't get any worse" - yup.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

While I have no doubt the movie will suck, it's interesting that we are able to make these judgment calls without a single page of script being written or a frame of film shot.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
While I have no doubt the movie will suck, it's interesting that we are able to make these judgment calls without a single page of script being written or a frame of film shot.

The thing is, you don't actually need to see a single page of script of frame of film shot to KNOW this is going to epically terrible. This guy has never done anything remotely interesting cinematically (including Event Horizon).

Now some of you may LIKE his work, but that's a far cry from it actually being GOOD.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Did they have techno back then?
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Say what you want about the "substance" of Anderson's movies, but the guy does know how to put together good looking stuff.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Oy vey. This is going to be in 3D too, right? Ash clouds and exploding rocks right in yo face!

Kit Harington is easily the weakest actor on Game of Thrones too. I'll concede that the role of Jon Snow is a very difficult one, with little of the charisma and wit of the other major characters on that show, but I feel that a better actor could do more with the material.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
...no Milla Jovovich?
I think she's playing the volcano.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

No Pink Floyd, no sale.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
While I have no doubt the movie will suck, it's interesting that we are able to make these judgment calls without a single page of script being written or a frame of film shot.
Do you need to see a single frame of a shot to know if a Uwe Boll or Adam Sandler film is going to suck?

Exactly.

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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Is this based on the Robert Harris book, I wonder. His "Fatherland" was a highly intriguing idea.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Dammit! Fooled by my own "PT Anderson" and "PWS Anderson" mistake again!
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

EXCLUSIVE: Hot off of Sony’s TriStar and FilmDistrict’s #1 weekend opener Evil Dead, Jessica Lucas has lined up a role in Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D period adventure. She’ll play the slave/confidante to Emily Browning’s Flavia in Pompeii, which began filming last month on location in Italy and will next move to Toronto. Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jared Harris also star in the pic, which unfolds as Mount Vesuvius erupts in the famously doomed city.
The 3-D, 79 A.D.–set Pompeii recently nabbed Mad Men's Jared Harris and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington. Now it's got a villain in Kiefer Sutherland, who should prove as adept at playing a Roman senator-slaver gunning for Harington's true love (Emily Browning) as he did while saving America on TV all those years.
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Jack Bauer!? Noooooooooooooooooooo
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

just searched IMDB for this project and saw there is a REsident Evil 6 in the pipeline as well...
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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Originally Posted by Jules Winfield View Post
I think she's playing the volcano.
We've all seen Milla topless. Unless the volcano turns out to be an ant hill I don't think she can pull it off...
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just searched IMDB for this project and saw there is a REsident Evil 6 in the pipeline as well...
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...-jovovich.html
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EXCLUSIVE: Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of Pompeii, the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed 3-D action adventure film. Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jessica Lucas and Jared Harris also star in the film, which began shooting last month in Pompeii and is now in Toronto. Set in 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Flavia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman General. As Mt. 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. Moss is playing the mother of Flavia.

FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. rights to Paul W.S. Anderson's historical action epic Pompeii, setting a Feb. 28, 2014, release date in partnership with Sony/TriStar.

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Re: Pompeii (2014) (D: Paul W.S. Anderson, S: Browning, Harrington, Harris)

Jesus christ, Jon Snow!



Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has talked publicly about the physical transformation he undertook to play Milo, a slave turned gladiator, but little did we know he’d be so … exposed. We’re worlds away from The Wall.

As captivating as Harington’s physique might be, it’s hard to discern what exactly is going on in this exclusive first look at Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mount Vesuvius pic Pompeii. Are those ashes? Where is he going? Is he coolly walking away from an erupting volcano? Did he forget his shirt? Thankfully, Harington took a few minutes to shed some light on why Milo is looking so surly and bare in this photo.

“This is the first scene you see me in. It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look,” Harington said. “It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on.” Perhaps unfortunately for us, this isn’t his uniform. “It’s a costume I don’t actually wear for the rest of the film, but it’s an establishing one.”

What brought him to be fighting in an arena in London is part of the broader story of this 3-D epic, which climaxes with the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. “Milo is a Celt who is enslaved when he is a child and his family is killed. There’s a time cut that happens in the movie where you see me go from a child to a man, and you realize he’s been a gladiator for a long time. Eventually he’s taken to Pompeii,” Harington said. Once in the bustling city, he falls for a higher-class beauty named Cassia, played by Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning. “It follows their story till the volcano erupts,” Harington teased. “There are some beautiful scenes in there.” The ensemble cast includes Jared Harris, who plays Cassia’s father Lucretius, Keifer Sutherland as a visiting Roman Senator, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Paz Vega.

Game of Thrones die-hards will be pleased to know that Milo isn’t all that dissimilar to the bastard son of the North. “He’s a good swordsman and good fighter, and quite brooding, which is all of what Jon Snow is, and he doesn’t really speak a hell of a lot, even though I’ve got a lot of screen time. He kind of keeps himself to himself.”

“The differences, and why I was interested in the role, were that Milo is completely set on vengeance rather than honor and justice,” Harington said. “He’s an angry, angry man who doesn’t care what he does. For a large part of the film, he’s driven by pure rage.” Harington said he met Anderson in Los Angeles this past January to discuss the character and the film. “He’s a very aesthetic director, Paul. He’s very visual. And he showed me pictures of different volcanoes in eruption and pictures from Pompeii. I kind of liked the way he was selling the movie to me as a very beautiful visual story as well as having character arcs.”

But as to why he went full Hugh Jackman to play Milo? That was Harington’s decision. “The first thing I said to [Paul] was, ‘Look, I’m playing a gladiator. I feel there should be a physical transformation, if he’s as strong as you say in the script. Maybe I should sort of tone up for that?’” he said. “So I went into quite a heavy training regime five weeks before filming. I started by bulking up and then when I got out there I had four weeks to shred down and get toned. It’s a full-time job that you have to carry on for the whole of the movie. I was on a very severe diet and training six days a week.” Harington worked with a trainer throughout the film to maintain his gladiator form. “It’s the best shape I’ve been in, and I was hell-bent on getting in a certain way. When you get into that sort of training regime, it becomes addictive.”

Harington admits that in drama school he was always the baby-faced one playing 11-year-olds, and that it’s odd being known now for such action-oriented films. “You go where it takes you. I’m always aware of being stereotyped in a role or typecast. But I enjoy the action stuff. I like doing my own stunts,” he said. “I do a lot of fighting in this film.

“But the next thing I do might not be a period action role. That might be taking it one step too far.”

Pompeii is set to hit theaters on Feb 21, 2014.
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