Here’s our first official look at Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Celtic gladiator Milo in Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming actioner Pompeii. The film follows an enslaved gladiator who falls in love with a noblewoman on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier. Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas also star. The film is expected to hit theaters on February 28, 2014.
Harington on the scene depicted in the photo:
“This is the first scene you see me in. It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look. It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on. It’s a costume I don’t actually wear for the rest of the film, but it’s an establishing one.”