'Pompeii' from the set: Kit Harington and love in a volcano
"There’s a certain kind of gravitas a film has to take on when it already primes its audience that pretty much everyone’s gonna die,” said Jeremy Bolt, producer of “Pompeii,” from the sidelines of a scene from the forthcoming Kit Harington-starring film. That sort of large-scale horror and humor is easy to imagine, when practical sets abound, some covered in ash, some in paints red like blood, others with dust and a few in gold.
Harington himself – along with hundreds of extras, his love interest Emily Browning’s Cassia and other support like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, bad guy Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris and Carrie-Anne Moss -- were clothed in linens and leather, some bright bangles or beads. The “Game of Thrones” actor plays Milo, a civilian-turned-slave who is forced to become a gladiator in this doomed, Roman-run world.