Pompeii is an upcoming American action-adventure drama film. Co-written, produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, and Kiefer Sutherland. It is scheduled to be released in February 2014. Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city's colosseum.