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Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
the official version from sonypictures.com on December 27, 2013
Set in 79 A.D. and follows Milo (Game of Thrones' Kit Harington), a slave-turned-invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning), a wealthy merchant's daughter who unwillingly has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman general.
a modified formulation from hollywoodreporter.com on March 14, 2013
The 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its destruction on the town is one of history’s great disaster stories. Kit Harington will play a slave stuck on a ship who must race against time to save his true love, his master’s daughter, as well as his best friend, a gladiator trapped in the coliseum when the destruction begins.
a modified formulation from hollywoodreporter.com on November 14, 2012
Recounts the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of the ancient Roman city.
verbatim from hollywoodreporter.com on May 2, 2011