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Pompeii epic to hit cinemas in February 2014

Story by Jack Foley

PAUL W.S. Anderson’s historical action epic Pompeii has been given a US release date of February 28, 2014, according to Sony/TriStar.

Production is currently ongoing on the film, which stars Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The film follows an enslaved Celtic gladiator (Harington) who falls in love with a noblewoman on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii.

The event also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier.

The story is based on a script that was co-written by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson and Julian Fellowes.

Peter Schlessel, of FilmDistrict, commented: “Pompeii is the kind of big and bold film we all love to go to the movies to experience. We believe the film’s scope and story line will resonate well with US moviegoers and we are pleased to once again team with Sony on bringing a film to theaters and beyond.”

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