Sinopsisul oficial și o imagine promoțională pentru filmul regizat de Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), Pompeii au fost dezvăluite la AMF.
Anderson cunoscut pentru filmele Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator și The Three Musketeers regizează Pompeii; un film ce are loc în Roma străveche și este despre un tânăr sclav care încearcă să-și salveze iubita și prietenul cel mai bun de erupția violentă a muntelui Vezuvius ce amenință să distrugă întregul oraș. Scenariul este scris de Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler (Batman Forever) și Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).
Sinopsisul oficial al filmului Pompeii:
It’s late summer in 79 A.D. and the city of Pompeii glitters at the foot of the mighty Mt. Vesuvius. MILO, the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he will buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter, COLUMBA. What he doesn’t know is that Columba’s debt-ridden father has promised Columba to a despicable Roman Senator to pay off an overdue loan.
Milo does know that his friend, the Gladiator NIGELLUS, is being forced to compete the next day in a seemingly unwinnable battle in the Coliseum. As Milo tries to find a way to save his friend, he learns that Columba has been promised to another man and that he himself has been sold to a new master. Just as it seems things can’t get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius suddenly explodes with the power of 40 nuclear bombs, sending a torrent of 1,000-degree ash and smoke into the city. Lava flows down the mountainside, killing thousands. As Pompeii crumbles, Nigellus is imprisoned inside the Coliseum, Columba is locked inside her family’s villa, and Milo is trapped aboard a ship bound for Naples.
As the people of Pompeii flee the obliterated city, Milo is determined to return to it to save his friend and his beloved Columba. With fire and ash destroying the only world he’s ever known, an ordinary man is tested to his breaking point in this heart-pounding tale of extraordinary heroism.