The new trailer for “Pompeii,” Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D take on the destruction of that famed ancient Roman city by the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius. A blending of a big-budget disaster movie, a star-crossed lovers tale, and even some rippling abs from Kit ‘Jon Snow’ Harington.
Actually considering Anderson’s track record, the film looks surprisingly solid. He’s downplayed his usual self-aware stylisation to deliver a straightforward tale. Probably helped along by a script this time by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes.
“Pompeii” is set to open February 21st 2014.