Pompeii Trailer. Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Pompeii (2014) teaser trailer stars Emily Browning, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Paz Vega, and Kiefer Sutherland. Pompeii‘s plot synopsis: “Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside of the city’s coliseum.”
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On Mount Vesuvius:
Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio, Latin: Mons Vesuvius) is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc. Vesuvius consists of a large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera caused by the collapse of an earlier and originally much higher structure.
Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. An estimated 16,000 people died due to hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus.
Pompeii also stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Sasha Roiz, Currie Graham, Melantha Blackthorne, Ben Lewis, Joe Pingue, Alain Moussi, and Jean Frenette.
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