‘Pompeii’ Trailer, First Look At Kit Harington As A Gladiator

Pompeii, the new historical drama from director Paul W.S. Anderson (The Three Musketeers 3D, Resident Evil) shows us lots of Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington.

And we don’t mean you see him a lot, we literally see him with very little clothes.

Harington has discussed what it cost him to transform his body for the role. Nowadays, directors don’t expect six-packs, they demand eight.

Such is the case for Harrington, who stars as a slave turned gladiator Milo.

The trailer doesn’t really tell us much, it’s all actually rather confusing. Just a whole bunch of unconnected images that show Harington walking to what seem to be ashes.

Pompeii is the tale of what took place a few days prior to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D. in the ancient Roman city.

Kit Harrington talked to EW saying the first scene he appears in, is a fight scene which was actually filmed for Pompeii in London.

He wears a costume that he doesn’t use for the remainder of the film, but which is significant to the character.

Explaining more of his character Kit Harington says that Milo is a Celt who is enslaved when he is a boy after his family is killed. He later turns into a gladiator.

Eventually Milo ends up in Pompeii where he meets and falls in love with an upper class beautiful woman calls Cassia, played by Emily Browning (Summer In February).

Part of the footage in the trailer shows a steamy scene between Harington and Browning’s characters.

Image via Constantin Film

Kit Harington said he met with director Paul W.S. Anderson in Los Angeles in January to discuss the role and was impressed by what he saw.

Harington says, he’s gone from playing 11-year-old “baby faced” characters in drama school to action characters.

“You go where it takes you. I’m always aware of being stereotyped in a role or typecast. But I enjoy the action stuff. I like doing my own stunts,” he said. “I do a lot of fighting in this film.”

Pompeii with Kit Harington is produced by Constantin Film and is scheduled to open in theaters on February 24, 2014.