With growing rumours that Mount Vesuvius is a ‘ticking time bomb’ due to erupt again soon, FilmDistrict has announced the release in 2014 of a new period drama retelling the story of the most destructive eruption in history. It is almost 2000 years since the roman city of Pompeii was wiped out and submerged in the lava of the great volcano.

The plot, written by five different screenwriters, centers around a celtic gladiator who falls in love on the eve of Vesuvius’ eruption. The action movie/love story stars actors such as Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Jared Harris (Mad Men), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix)  and Kiefer Sutherland.

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