- 1 hr 45 min
Pompeii is a 2014 historical drama film that is loosely based on the historical events of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The movie starts off in the year 62 AD when a corrupt Roman senator named Corvus, played by Kiefer Sutherland, kills an entire group of Celtic horsemen but find only one survivor amongst them. The survivor is a young boy named Milo, who is originally played by Dylan Schombing but when reaching adulthood is then played by Kit Harington. Milo is forced into slavery by the time the year 79 AD comes around and is brought to Pompeii as a gladiator, where he is forced to compete and sparks a rivalry with another gladiator named Atticus, played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Throughout the course of the film the two are forced to bond and fight in the gladiator arena, until Mount Vesuvius eventually erupts in the famous eruption. Pompeii was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and fits mainly in the natural disaster and historical category of filming. Along with Anderson, the film was produced by him, as well as alongside Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer and Don Carmody.