If you like your Game of Thrones to be George R. R. Martin-less and a special effects extravaganza only Paul W.S. Anderson could deliver, Sony is hoping you’ll be a fan of Pompeii. Starring Jon Snow himself (a.k.a. Kit Harrington), we have a new trailer for the February blockbuster that clearly takes a nod from the lavish period design of the HBO show, along with a score that wouldn’t seem out of place in the land of the Seven Kingdoms.
Although the trailer might have you think differently star Kieifer Sutherland told USA Today to not expect another 300, saying, “I loved that movie, but this isn’t a fantastically stylized film. This is a look at a real society. They had plumbing, running water, culture. Pompeii was at the forefront of modern civilization,” before Vesuvius took out over 16,000 of its citizens. He adds, “Pompeii is unbelievably relevant. I’ve seen more natural disasters in the last five years than I have in my entire life. (The film) isn’t a history lesson, but it raises real issues that I think are worth discussing. It could happen again.” I’d wager he’s putting a bit too much stock in what looks like a silly, potentially fun action romp, but see the trailer below and let us know if you think differently.
Also starring Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Carrie Anne-Moss, Jared Harris, and Paz Vega, Pompeii will open on February 21, 2014.
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