February 01, 2014 10:29am PT by THR Staff
'Pompeii' Super Bowl Ad: Hints of '300' During Volcanic Eruption (Video)
Nods to 300's graphic novel visuals and The Gladiator's sword-and-sandals aesthetic are present in the latest teaser for Pompeii.
The Sony/TriStar Pictures film, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator), features Kiefer Sutherland, Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss. The clip — heavy on volcano carnage — is being promoted as the "Big Game" Super Bowl spot that presumably will air on Sunday.
During the game, there will be plenty of Hollywood studio competition during commercial breaks. Paramount's Transformers: Age of Extinction, DreamWorks' Need for Speed and Marvel's Captain America: Winter Soldier are just a few of the action titles expected to be promoted with TV spots.
Pompeii is set to hit theaters in wide release on Feb. 21, the same weekend as Kevin Costner's action title 3 Days to Kill.