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‘Pompeii’ Poster Promises an Explosive Love Story

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TriStar Pictures has released the first poster for their historical epic "Pompeii" exclusive here on Yahoo Movies. And it looks like they are pushing the romance at the center of the story even as fiery destruction rains down from Mount Vesuvius.

The film stars Kit Harrington (Jon Snow from "Game of Thrones") as Milo, a slave forced into gladiatorial combat, who falls for Cassia (played by Emily Browning), the betrothed daughter of a wealthy citizen. When the volcano erupts, Milo and his fellow fighter (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) try to rescue Cassia and find a safe place as the island crumbles.

"Pompeii" is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (creator of the "Resident Evil" series), and also stars Jared Harris and Kiefer Sutherland. It opens nationwide on Feb. 21.

Watch the theatrical trailer for 'Pompeii':