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Pompeii's New Stills Show Off Destruction And Keifer Sutherland's Evil Senator

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We got our first look back in August at Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington in full garb for his role as Milo in the upcoming action adventure Pompeii from director Paul W.S. Anderson, and now we have a few more stills from the film with everybody looking a little too damned serious. I mean, it’s not as if they’re all living in a city at the base of a volcano or anything. Snap!

The photos come from USA Today, who spoke with star Keifer Sutherland about the film and how enormous it has to be in order to tell this epic(ish) tale. Anderson is apparently melding both worlds of CGI imagery and giant sets to recreate the ancient city that was completely destroyed following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, which covered everything in ash after flambéing it in extreme temperatures. Of all the directors out there, Anderson would never be my first choice for this kind of a film, but I’m putting aside past biases and hoping for something outstanding. And Sutherland’s word is pretty solid.

"It’s a long time since I did a movie this big in scope. There are amazing computer effects, but only a third of the set was green screen. The rest was huge props, big sets, elaborate costumes, which I love. "

Now let’s take a look at the other stills...

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Here we have Milo and Cassia (Emily Browning), who are fighting for their love despite her previous engagement to Sutherland’s senator. Milo must figure out a way to break her free from his control, but in the midst of that, the volcano erupts and the goal simply becomes getting out of there alive.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) is seen above with Harington, and I assume these two guys will fighting alongside one another, judging from all the bodies and fire around them. I know I’d want Akinnuoy-Agbaje on my side.

We can all look forward to watching this devastation on February 21, 2014 when the film hits theaters. Here’s another peek at the first still released.

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Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.