Kit Harington and Emily Browning in 'Pompeii'TriStar

Even at the height of its power, the Roman Empire couldn't overcome one foe: Mother Nature.

In a new trailer for "Pompeii," the jewel of the empire is destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupts. As terrified residents flee, a slave-turned-gladiator named Milo (Kit Harington) must fight his way out of the arena to save his love, Cassia (Emily Browning), before the molten fires consume them all.

There's a lot going on in the trailer: gladiator battles, a love story, corrupt politicians, and, of course, one helluva an eruption. Some of the shots look fantastic, and "Game of Thrones" star Harington is thankfully less covered-up than he is on the hit HBO drama.

"Pompeii" also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jared Harris. It opens in theaters February 21, 2014.

[via Yahoo! Movies]
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In 79 A.D., Pompeii, a bustling port city, stands in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Milo (Kit Harington),... Read More