Kit Harington is going from TV’s Game Of Thrones from the movies with Pompeii, Paul WS Anderson’s film centred on the fateful volcanic eruption. Now the first image from the movie has arrived, via EW, showing Harington and his rather impressive abs.
“This is the first scene you see me in,” commented Harington. “It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look. It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on. It’s a costume I don’t actually wear for the rest of the film, but it’s an establishing one.”
That last sentence is likely to upset some.
The movie is set days before the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. It centres on former slave Milo (Harington), who must race to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning). Jessica Lucas is playing a slave who is a confidante to Flavia. Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star.
Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler wrote the original screenplay, which was recently revised by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. It’s due out early next year.