Kiefer Sutherland Lands Villain Role in 'Pompeii'

Paul W.S. Anderson is directing this 3D disaster movie set just days before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.
Kiefer Sutherland joins the cast of Pompeii as the villain
Kiefer Sutherland joins the cast of Pompeii as the villain
Kiefer Sutherland is in final negotiations to portray the villain in Summit Entertainment's Pompeii for director Paul W.S. Anderson.

The story is set just days before the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) stars as Milo, a former slave-turned-gladiator, who must race back to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning), and his best friend before it's too late. Kiefer Sutherland is portraying a Roman senator who enslaved Milo's village and forces Flavia's father (Jared Harris), Milo's master, to have his daughter marry the senator.

Paul W.S. Anderson is directing from a screenplay by Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler, with revisions by Downton Abbey creator Downton Abbey. The director is also producing with Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, and Martin Moszkowicz. Constantin Film will provide financing, with Summit Entertainment distributing in North America. Production started in Toronto last week.

Pompeii was released February 21st, 2014 and stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue, Kiefer Sutherland. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. skywise


    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Metalsfury

    POMPEII'S FINALE - This is an excellent story. I love the classic film a lot. Hope Paul W.S. Anderson follows the story closely. This is an epic tale and It deserves to told the proper way...

    1 year agoby @metalheadfuryFlag


    So pretty much it's Gladiator meets Volcano.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wait, Downton Abbey is the name of a person? Lol

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Dan

    F*ck Paul W.S. Anderson. Piece of sh*t director.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  6. Corey W.

    @ejk1 Sounds really great though. I'm excited.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Sounds pretty good, and I like Sutherland as a villain.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  8. ejk1

    This kind of sounds like Titanic on land.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag