It's been a long time since we've had a good disaster movie about an erupting volcano (discounting TV movies, the last ones we can recall were 'Dante's Peak' and 'Volcano' in 1997), so our curiosity was piqued when we discovered that Paul W.S. Anderson ('Resident Evil') will be making one about the last days of Pompeii.

If you recall from your history books, Pompeii, a Roman vacation spot on the coast of Italy, was destroyed and completely buried (along with its inhabitants) during a long eruption of Mt. Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 AD.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Pompeii' will be configured as a period action adventure that will have at its center a love story. The plot goes something like this: 'Pompeii' follows the slave of a shipping tycoon who dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master's daughter, but what he doesn't know is that she's already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, while he's been sold to another owner. When Vesuvius erupts, the slave is trapped on a ship headed for Naples, separated from both his love and his best friend, a gladiator who is trapped in the city's coliseum. As fire and ash destroy the only world he's ever known, the slave is determined to get back and rescue them
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