EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Paul W.S. Anderson Talks 'Pompeii'

Monday, 17 February 2014 11:54
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Opening in theaters on February 21st is the new historical disaster film Pompeii from director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: Retribution). The movie stars Kit Harington (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Kiefer Sutherland (TV's 24), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead), Currie Graham (Hitchcock), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), and Jared Harris (The Ward). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director Paul W.S. Anderson to talk about his work on Pompeii. The accomplished filmmaker discussed his new movie, the historical period it is based on, not giving away the ending, the characters, the visual effects, what he's learned from working with 3D on his previous projects, and casting Kiefer Sutherland as the villain. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director Paul W.S. Anderson about Pompeii, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

A slave-turned-gladiator (Harington) finds himself in a race against time to save his true love (Browning), who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator (Sutherland). As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Pompeii opens in theaters on February 21st.