Cast & Credits:
Release Date: February 21, 2014
Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Screenwriter: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson
Starring: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Runtime: 102 mins.
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content)
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/PompeiiMovie
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.
Did You Know?
The first official teaser trailer of the movie was released on August 21, 2013, six months before the theatrical release in USA. Coincidentally, that is also actress Carrie-Anne Moss's birthday.
Leading man Kit Harington underwent an extreme physical transformation for the film at his own behest. After he read the script, he went up to director Paul W.S. Anderson and told him that to portray the strength of the character as written in the script, he would transform his physique completely.
This is the second feature movie collaboration of Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss within the space of two years.