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.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
No warning. No escape.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content
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21 February 2014 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $10,340,823,
23 February 2014, Wide Release
Gross USA: $23,219,748
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $117,831,631
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
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 character as written in the script (his character Milo is described as "absolutely ripped"), he would transform his physique completely. Consequently, Kit Harington
undertook a heavy 'bulking' regimen and a diet of 3000 calories a day to put on 2 stones (12.7kg/28lbs) of weight in 5 weeks. He then went on a very severe diet and 'cutting' regimen for 4 weeks to cut back from 12 stone (76.2kg/168lbs) to 10 stone (63.5kg/140lbs) acquiring intense muscle definition in the process. Harington later said that he was very pleased with the results and that it was the best shape of his life. See more
In the film Corvus claims that the earthquake is a sign from the god Vulcan. This is historically inaccurate as Neptune was in fact the Roman god of earthquakes, in addition to the sea and horses. See more
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
House of Delights
from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
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