¡Hola, Comrades! Juan Cena sitting in again for El Presidente here at Cubano Review. El Presidente is busy in his office while he plans the future of the Revolution. Well, actually, he’s in there binge watching Duck Dynasty, but don’t tell anyone I told you that. That’s neither here nor there, as a trailer for the forthcoming historical epic Pompeii has been released.
So Joey, do you like gladiator films? Well, it looks as though Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil series, Alien vs. Predator) next cinematic masterpiece Pompeii may be for you, as it seems to have a bit of the gladiator action, though with 100% Russell Crowe. Instead, Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) is Celtic slave-turned gladiator Milo (is there anything more hapless than being a slave-turned-Gladiator named Milo?), who comes to Pompeii and falls love with an upper class maiden named Cassia (Emily Browning).
Carrie-Anne Moss also stars in the film, as does Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, the former Lost Mr. Eko and future Kurse in Thor: The Dark World. Keifer Sutherland also appears in the film, though sadly as a Roman Senator and not Jack Bauer. Sadly for him as this film does feature what Pompeii is most famous for - it’s destruction at the hands of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Even Jack Bauer would have a hard time escaping one of those.
The trailer for Pompeii itself doesn’t show much in the film, save for showing off Harrington in his gladiator uniform. In fact, footage from the movie takes up less than half of the trailer. More time is spent shows some of the things the city of Pompeii is most famous for - the ghostly casts of Mt. Vesuvius's victims, preserved by the volcanic ash that suffocated them as it spewed out of the volcano.
The anachronistic song used in the video is Steven Wilson’s seven-plus minute dirge “The Raven That Refused to Sing.” I guess using Bastille's current hit “Pompeii” would be too obvious to use, wouldn’t it? They’ll figure it out before the film’s scheduled Feb. 21, 2014 release.